Source: The Calvert Fund

Major new “Green Homebuilder” Survey Updates Calvert’s Early 2008 Report; Impact of Recession Gauged in Terms of Progress (and Lack of Progress) Among Major U.S. Homebuilders.

In alphabetical order, the 10 homebuilders ranked in Calvert’s “2010 green homebuilder” survey are:  DR Horton, KB Home, Lennar, MDC Holdings, Meritage Homes, NVR, Pulte Homes, Ryland Group, Standard Pacific, and Toll Brothers.

Among other things, the impact of the recession is gauged in the Calvert report as a factor in showing how the top U.S. homebuilders have held, gained or lost ground in the rankings.  The 2010 report updates Calvert’s first “green homebuilder” survey, which was issued in 2008.

News event speakers will be:

* Report co-author Jennifer Green, analyst, Sustainability Research, Calvert;

* Report co-author Rebecca Henson, analyst, Sustainability Research, Calvert; and

* Jeffrey T. Mezger, president, CEO and board director, KB Home.

As an investor, Calvert seeks to discern how major U.S. homebuilders compare on policies, programs, and performance relating to the environment and resource efficiency.  Calvert’s 2010 Green Homebuilders Survey examines the 10 largest publicly traded US homebuilders on the basis of five “green” indicators:  land, building materials, energy, water and climate change.

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