Providence Homes is excited to announce the completion of our 1,000th ENERGY STAR® home since becoming a 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Builder in 2009. To earn the ENERGY STAR® blue label, every Providence home is built to the stringent ENERGY STAR® Version 3.0 (3.1 for Florida) guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Providence Homes is the largest locally owned 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified home builder in the Jacksonville area. “We remain committed to being the only local builder in Northeast Florida to have 100% of our homes ENERGY STAR® Certified,” said Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes. “We believe in building well designed homes that are not only more energy efficient, but healthier for your family.” In recognition of this unwavering commitment to building ENERGY STAR® homes, Providence Homes has been the recipient of the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2015 & 2016 from the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). The award recognizes its outstanding efforts to bring more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly homes to the Jacksonville marketplace through its actions. Providence Homes has also received the ENERGY STAR® for Certified Market Leader Award 7 years in a row (2010 thru 2016). ENERGY STAR® presents this award annually to builders who have made important contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection during the previous year. And Providence Homes stands by their claims to building ENERGY STAR® Certified homes by offering an unprecedented guarantee that every home they build will be ENERGY STAR® Certified or they’ll pay the homeowner $5,000. Additionally, as a RESNET® Energy Smart Builder since 2010, Providence Homes is committed to having all of its homes energy rated following RESNET’s stringent standards, too. A copy of every Providence Model Home HERS Index score is displayed in all model home sales centers. All ratings displayed are “As-Built” ratings, as opposed to “As-Designed” ratings. “As-Built” ratings are a requirement for a home to receive the ENERGY STAR® Label. About Providence Homes When Bill Cellar founded Providence Homes as a one-man, home-based operation in 1992, he did so with a personal pledge to make a difference in the industry. He was committed to building beautifully designed homes at affordable prices, and to building every home with the same attention to detail and reliability he would with his own home. About ENERGY STAR® ENERGY STAR® was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change. ENERGY STAR certified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating; in fact, homeowners who buy ENERGY STAR certified homes can expect up to 30 percent less energy costs than a typical new home. Americans living in ENERGY STAR certified homes have saved more than $4 billion on their energy bills with more than 1.5 million American families now living in ENERGY STAR certified homes. For more information about Providence Homes visit www.myprovidencehome.com or contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236.