Jimmy Jacobs Homes, a Century Communities company, has committed to LEED certification for all new homes in its current and upcoming developments. Two of the company's newest LEED-certified developments, Reagan’s Overlook in Austin and Pearson Place at Avery Ranch in Leander, will open in late 2014.  

Jimmy Jacobs Homes has employed LEED construction standards in two current San Antonio communities, Vintage Oaks and The Canyons at Scenic Loop. LEED-certified homes will save homeowners up to 40 percent on energy and water bills. The new LEED-certified homes qualify for Jimmy Jacobs Efficiency Promise Program, which provides a two-year limited guarantee that energy used to heat and cool the home will not exceed a specified value. In addition, LEED-certified homes generate higher average property values than homes without LEED-certification.  

“Jimmy Jacobs’ new LEED-certified homes use less energy and natural resources. As a result the homes create less waste and provide a healthier environment for the homeowner,” said Justin Cox, vice president of operations at Jimmy Jacobs Homes. “We have made a conscious decision to invest in this program as we believe it’s the responsible choice that will ultimately provide the best outcome to our homeowners.”

To maintain this initiative, Jimmy Jacobs Homes has employed third-party LEED-certified inspectors throughout the entire homebuilding process—from design to final review—to ensure that new homes are compliant with LEED standards. Upon taking possession of the home, each homeowner will receive a certificate verifying their home’s LEED-certification.  

Remaining homes under construction in the closeout communities of Long Creek at The Bandit in New Braunfels, The Fairways at River Crossing in Spring Branch and Heritage Oaks in Georgetown will not be included in the LEED-certification but will still bear Jimmy Jacobs’ signature quality and green components.

Jimmy Jacobs has a 25-year history serving Austin and San Antonio with nine current Austin-area developments. Since its acquisition by Century Communities in September 2013, Jimmy Jacobs has expanded rapidly in Austin.