As the area’s first large builder to be committed to 100% Energy Star certification, we are taking great steps to reduce our carbon footprint, conserve energy, preserve our freshwater resources, provide healthier air quality, and now we are planting for our future.  This year alone Energy Star estimates the homes that we build will prevent over 2.4 million tons of CO2 emissions from being released.

What does Energy Star certification mean for you?  It’s an assurance that homeowners can trust that their home is environmentally friendly and uses energy efficiently.  This leads to savings on utility bills.

Our commitment to Energy Star is called the Heartland Healthy HomeTake a tour of a Heartland Healthy Home.

We are being proactive and taking action to save our planet, what are you doing? Check out these websites to get involved and celebrate Earth Day! is a great website whether you are a green thumb, spade-in-hand, seed sowing, do-it-yourself kind of gardener or just a supporter of the cause. This website hosts several programs and events that promote a smarter and more localized take on going green and promoting urban food production with their four core principles: Growing Food, Growing Farmers, Growing Community, and Growing Capacity.  You can get involved regardless of your commitment level by making a monetary contribution or by volunteering at one of the organizations events.

National Arbor Day Foundation 

The National Arbor Day Foundation is all about inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  The nonprofit conservation and education organization supports a great cause and their membership comes with great benefits and gifts for you.

Check out their website: National Arbor Day Foundation

As important as it is to support local causes on Earth Day, there are many fun ways to stay green and celebrate Earth Day in the comfort of your Heartland Home.  You can check out our previous Green Posts from our archives including the 8-Easy Steps to Making Your Home Green blog, or visit, a great resource of family fun Earth Day crafts from toothbrush bracelets to pop-bottle terrariums.

About Kevin Oakley

Kevin Oakley has been involved in real estate for over 10 years and is passionate about the important role it plays in people’s lives. He understands that a home is not just the most expensive purchase of someone’s life, but that it also is where life happens and memories are made. He also enjoys all aspects of design as well as photography. Kevin currently serves as Vice President for Heartland Homes.