Ivory Homes Announces New WaterWise Landscaping Program
Ivory Homes Announces New Water-Wise Landscaping Program
Partnership with local water districts will help homeowners save water and money
(Salt Lake City – May 7, 2020) – Today, Ivory Homes announced a new effort to help their homebuyers save money and be more eco-friendly with water-efficient landscaping during National Water Week. The new initiative includes partnerships with Jordan Valley and Weber Basin Water Conservancy Districts to promote Localsapes® in several communities across the state and encouraging all their new home buyers to design their yards in this water-wise way.
“As Ivory Homes grows and changes with Utah, we are committed to doing our part to take care of the natural beauty around us,” said Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes. “We believe using Localscapes is a step in the right direction for both the environment and homeowners. As Utah’s number one homebuilder, we’re proud to have forged these new partnerships, help our community save precious water and pass on the savings to our homebuyers.”
Localscapes are designed to thrive in our local environment by considering factors that make Utah unique. Rather than importing landscaping styles from different climates and trying to force them to fit here, Localscapes create yards with increased functionality, higher curb appeal, simplified irrigation, lower water needs, and reduced maintenance.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Ivory Homes to help their homebuyers save water and receive better functioning landscapes,” said Bart Forsyth, General Manager and CEO of Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District. “As one of Utah’s largest water providers, promoting the efficient use of water is our top priority. It is wonderful that Localscapes can create functional yards for families to enjoy while still using 60 percent less water than traditional landscapes.”
Utah is different—our weather, precipitation, climate, and even culture are unique from other parts of the country. So, it only makes sense that to grow right, our landscapes need to be different too. In addition to installing Localsapes in many of its new locations, Ivory Homes is providing each new homebuyer with a water-wise landscaping guide, working with the landscaping subcontractors and offering free classes to guide homeowners through the landscaping process and provide ideas to create a custom yard makeover that boosts curb appeal, reflects individual styles, and increase the usability of a home’s landscape.
Ivory Homes will also continue to lead the Utah market in efforts to increase the sustainability and comfort of new homes, including helping homeowners reduce their water utility bills by installing water-wise toilets and Watersense Certified faucets that conserve water and save money. These savings come in addition to an average Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 53 on new Ivory Homes, making their homes 25% more efficient than code requires and 50%+ more efficient than a home built ten years ago, helping Ivory homeowners save up to $1,200 a year on utility costs.
To learn more about all of the efforts that Ivory Homes undertaking to help homebuyers Go Green and Save Green, including planting 30,000 trees across Utah, head to www.ivorygreen.com.