Meritage Homes Divisions Receive 2013 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Awards

Meritage Homes Divisions Receive 2013 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Awards 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/13 --  Meritage Homes
Corporation (NYSE: MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, was awarded the
2013 ENERGY STAR(R) Leadership in Housing across all 14 of the
company's divisions for Meritage's important contributions to
energy-efficient construction and environmental protection, in
addition to sponsorship of local programs that support these
activities. This is the fourth consecutive year that all Meritage
divisions have received these awards. 
"We are committed to leading the homebuilding industry toward higher
standards for energy efficiency and support the EPA's development of
progressive standards through its ENERGY STAR Certified Homes
Program," said Steve Hilton, Meritage Homes' chairman and chief
executive officer. "Meritage has raised the bar by designing homes
that consume half the amount of energy of homes built to current
building codes. We believe this is the way homes can and should be
built, and we intend to continue to provide leadership in this
Every Meritage home has been built to exceed ENERGY STAR requirements
since 2010, by integrating advanced technologies into their design
and building from the ground up. Together, these technologies can
save homeowners, on average, 50 percent on their home energy use,
compared to standard homes.  
In addition to Leadership in Housing awards from 2010-2013, Meritage
was previously recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence
Award, 2011 Energy Star Builder of the Year award and in 2010 was a
Building America Partner with the Department of Energy. 
About Meritage Homes Corporation
 Meritage Homes is the ninth-largest
public homebuilder in the United States, based on 4,238 homes closed
in 2012. Meritage builds and sells single-family homes for
first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the
Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. As of March 31,
2013, the company had 168 actively selling communities in markets
including Sacramento, San Francisco's East Bay, the Central Valley
and Southern California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San
Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas,
Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Raleigh and
Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Meritage has designed and built more than 75,000 homes in its 27-year
history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality
construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage is the
industry leader in energy efficient homebuilding and in 2013,
Meritage received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY
STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award, for its
innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.
Meritage was the first national homebuilder to be 100 percent ENERGY
STAR(R) qualified in every home it builds, and far exceeds ENERGY
STAR standards today. 
For more information, visit 
Brent Anderson
VP Investor Relations
(972) 580-6360 (office) 
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