In a Washington, D.C., ceremony, the EPA recognized Pulte Homes' Nevada Operations, Pardee Homes, Houston's David Powers Homes, and Engle Homes Colorado as 2004 EnergySTAR Partners of the year. EnergySTAR homes are significantly more energy efficient than standard homes. This is the second year in a row that Pardee has been recognized. Every new home Pardee builds is EnergySTAR certified. Pulte has built 100 percent EnergySTAR homes in the Las Vegas Valley since 1999.

GREEN THANKS: Joyce Mason, vice president of marketing for Pardee Homes, accepts the EnergySTAR award from Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham.