EPA recognizes Colorado homebuilder for efficiency

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (June 26, 2018) – Brookfield Residential of Colorado has added more than 300 energy-efficient homes into the local real estate market in the last two years, qualifying for Energy Star certification both years.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Brookfield’s 139 homes with the Energy Star Award last year, giving Brookfield a total of 310 certified homes since 2016.

Brookfield’s environmental contribution in 2017 officially qualified the Colorado homebuilder as a  Market Leader Award winner.

“This award recognizes (Brookfield's) work in promoting energy efficient construction and helping homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that come with living in an Energy Star certified home,” said the EPA in its announcement.

Thanks to energy-efficient designs such as low-E windows, high R-factor insulation and appliances that use less energy, Brookfield’s 132 new homes in 2017 had the same environmental benefit as the removal of 50 passenger vehicles from the road. The homes also translate into a reduction of more than 514,000 pounds of CO2 emissions and a savings of 540 barrels of oil over 10 years, according to Energy Star calculations.

“While helping the environment, an owner of a Brookfield Residential home also realizes considerable savings in the form of lower energy costs,” said Rick Dengler, president of Brookfield Residential – Colorado. “Brookfield’s emphasis on energy efficiency is one that works for everybody, in multiple ways.”

About Brookfield Residential of Colorado

Brookfield Residential of Colorado, a division of Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., creates the “best places to call home.” The Brookfield Residential team has the passion, the expertise and the local knowledge to craft homes and neighborhoods that speak to homebuyers at every stage of life. Listed in the Top 20 among the Denver Business Journal’s highest performing homebuilders in Colorado, we are an award-winning industry leader with an exceptional reputation for quality, design, and customer service. With a focus on energy efficiency, we received distinction as the “Best of Colorado Homebuilders,” in the ColoradoBiz Magazine’s 2016 poll of readers and business leaders. Brookfield Residential was named Best Employer 2017 by Aon Hewitt. We build in the Colorado communities of Barefoot Lakes (Firestone), Midtown at Clear Creek (Denver), Brighton Crossings (Brighton), Solterra (Lakewood), and Sterling Ranch (Littleton). For more information, please visit www.BrookfieldResidentialCO.com or call 303-790-6679.