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Ivory Homes Awarded for 30000 Tree Initiative by Utah Business Magazine

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Ivory Homes was recently recognized with the 2018 Green Business Award from Utah Business Magazine. This award honors organizations and individuals that have made an effort to promote sustainability throughout Utah communities.

Ivory Homes was chosen for this award because of its innovation and sustainability through the company’s 30,000 Tree Initiative and the successful completion of thousands of industry leading, energy efficient homes.  These homes continually provide Utahns with the most energy efficient features on the market that go beyond state and local codes to provide value to customers while also improving air quality.

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Ivory Homes employees awarded at Utah Green Business Awards.

“Every Ivory community is planned and developed while each house is constructed with sustainability in mind,” said Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes. “We strive to set an example as a green building leader.”

To show further commitment to the community and celebrate 30 years as Utah’s Number One Homebuilder™, Ivory Homes launched its 30,000 Tree Initiative on Earth Day in April of 2018. Through this initiative that is supported by the Ivory Foundation and in partnership with TreeUtah and UCAIR, 20,000 trees will be gifted to communities across the state and 10,000 trees will be planted to further beautify Ivory Homes’ communities.

“In our efforts to clear the air there are no perfect answers, but there are practical solutions. We love working with partners like Ivory Homes who focus on making Utah the best place to live work and play,” said Thom Carter, UCAIR executive director. “Ivory Homes is constantly seeking practical solutions in their developments, including building green homes, that is why they have been Utah’s Number One Homebuilder™ for thirty years.”

Recently, Ivory Homes employees visited Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, Utah to assist in planting 1,250 trees. Since the launch of the initiative, Ivory Homes has donated 3,602 trees throughout Utah communities. More information about this planting can be found here.

Ivory Homes employees visit Swaner Eco Center to assist with planting 1,250 trees.

“As a transplant to Salt Lake City, the causes I’m most passionate about are clean air, dedicated open space and planting trees,” said Elle Griffin, the editor-in-chief of Utah Business Magazine. “I want to live somewhere beautiful, and that means growing and developing this land in a sustainable way. For that reason, the team at Utah Business was very impressed by Ivory Homes’ commitment of planting 30,000 trees along the Wasatch Front. We hope this is only the beginning.”

Those who are interested in applying to have a tree planted in their community should visit www.ivorygreen.com.

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