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Ivey Homes Earns 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 3rd Straight Year

Categories: Awards, Energy Efficiency, News | Posted: April 2, 2018


Ivey Homes ENERGY STAR 2018 Partner of the YearIvey Homes is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Ivey Homes’ accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

“As an active ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, we’ve always strived to provide a better built more energy efficient home.  ENERGY STAR is the program that we feel provides great benefits to our home buyers and sets us apart from the competition,” says Co-owner, Matt Ivey.

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.

In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and while achieving broad emissions reductions.

The 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon companies and other organizations demonstrating continued leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

About Ivey Homes

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder developer in Evans, Grovetown and Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC, with home pricing ranging from the low $100,000’s to Custom. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Aiken County, visit Be IveyWise by visiting


ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at and

Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.

Save Money. Be IveyWise.

Categories: Blog, Energy Efficiency, Purchasing a New Home | Posted: February 15, 2018

IveyWiseIveyWise, developed exclusively by Ivey Homes, includes features and benefits that ensure your new home is on the cutting edge of efficiency. An Ivey Home employs the most progressive construction techniques while maintaining affordability and beauty. Saving money is easy with an Ivey Home because:

  • Lowering your energy bill
    • Each IveyWise home is third-party rated and given a HERS Index Score that serves as the MPG for your new home. The lower the score the less you pay in energy bills!
    • IveyWise homes are 100% ENERGY STAR Certified new homes which save on average 15-30% on monthly utility bills.
  • Buying sooner rather than later
    • Development costs, raw material costs, and construction labor are all steadily going up, which means the prices of homes will continue to rise.
    • Being IveyWise means checking interest rate projections. On top of the rising costs listed above, interest rates are on the rise as well. With the projected rate for 2018 to go up to 4.40%, purchasing now could save you up to $150 a month.
  • Buying vs Renting
    • IveyWise buyers know there are several pluses for buying a home instead of renting, to include: tax breaks, money going towards equity, more space for less money. You can deduct your yearly mortgage interest on taxes, as well as, your annual property taxes.
    • Each month, part of your monthly payment goes toward principle reduction on the balance of your loan. Through the power of amortization, each month the amount applied to principle increases, thus increasing your equity at a higher rate.
    • With a home, you get more square footage to live, work, and play. Getting a larger apartment would cost more per square footage than purchasing a home.

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Evans, Grovetown and Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC, with home pricing ranging from the low $100,000’s to Custom. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Aiken County, visit! Connect with us on our Facebook page and Text: IVEY to: 77848 for convenient updates.