Landsea Homes haslaunched Live in Your Element with High Performance Homes Program,a new program to focus on sustainability. The program has threepillars: automation, sustainability and energy savings. Landsea isrolling out the program in select communities in California andArizona.

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"Sustainability has always been at the forefront of ourbusiness," Mike Forsum, chief operating officer atLandsea Homes, tells GlobeSt.com. "Our industry-leading commitmentto sustainability and deep respect for the shared environment ofthe communities we create are reflected in every Landsea home. Wewant homebuyers to connect seamlessly with their surroundings ininnovative homes that showcase green living— effortlessly andbeautifully."

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The new homes start with materials and efficient constructionmethods. "Our homes are built to respect the environments in whichthey are located," says Forsum. "Environmentally conscious buildingmaterials and waste-reduction programs are designed to preserve andprotect the beauty of our natural world, and lessen the impact onour planet for generations to come. Homebuyers will find our HighPerformance Homes to be more comfortable and healthier to live in,and less expensive to operate due to energy-efficientfeatures."

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For the technology platform, Landsea is partnering with Apple,which it chose for its reputation in technology. "Privacy is of theutmost importance for our homeowners, and it's one of Apple's corevalues," adds Forsum. "Apple products are designed to protect yourprivacy and give you control over your information. A person'sdevice is important to so many parts of life and this is why wetrusted Apple to be our partner in carrying out the home automationfeatures of the Landsea HPH Program."

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There is increased demand for sustainable and efficient homes,like this. "Homebuyers have come to expect eco-friendly features intheir new homes. Today's homebuyers also seek a balanced lifethrough technology, the ability to stay connected, and the optionto be in control all while maintaining a high level of privacy andsecurity," explains Forsum.

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One reason is because buyers are seeing the benefits of energyefficiency, both in their personal lives and for their communities.As a result, Landsea is creating a competitive program for buyerslooking to take advantage of those benefits. "The Landsea HighPerformance Home Program is setting the bar in the home-buildingindustry for comfort, durability, indoor air quality, and lowerenergy use. Our program provides homebuyers with a three-tieredapproach that includes home automation, sustainability and energysavings," says Forsum.

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By leveraging technology, the homes will also be convenient andsecure as well as more cost effective. "Homebuyers will find thatthe home's vital systems will cost less to operate," says Forsum."While many attributes of the home are aimed at reducing energycosts, these homes also provide a superior living environment andmake for a sound investment. The home automation items of theprogram are built into the home for convenience. The day a personmoves in, they will be living in a functioning smart home."

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In addition to building the home, Landsea will also teachhomeowners how to use it. "Our goal is to give homeowners moreflexible, smart home features that are upgraded with privacy andsecurity in mind," says Forsum. "Once a home is purchased,homeowners will receive hands-on training from an expert on all ofthe home automation features, who ensures that all applications areworking properly."

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.