Every Patrick Square home is certified by EarthCraft™House, a voluntary green building program promoting homes that respect and protect the environment — and help save utility costs (averaging 26-percent greater energy efficiency than typical new homes). EarthCraft communities undergo rigorous ongoing certifications that include strict building guidelines and builder training. To further demonstrate its energy efficiency, each Patrick Square home meets exacting Home Energy Rating System (HERS) standards. In fact, our homes average a 74 HERS rating — 26 percent more efficient than standard new homes — achieved without costly and often unsightly add-ons. And our successes have been recognized by the industry: Patrick Square's high performance garnered EarthCraft's 2010 Community of the Year Award, while its homes were awarded the 2010 Gold Project of the Year.