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Shea Homes

Location: Walnut, CA
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Shea Homes is one of the largest builders in the country and has been in the building industry since 1881. Shea Homes builds homes in California, Arizona, Colorado, Washington and North and South Carolina, with plans to add a division in Florida in 2006.

Field Evaluation Participation: San Diego, CA
Shea Homes recently released their High Performace Home, which is built to the standards of a ComfortWiseTM home--using 30% less energy for space heating and cooling than a home built to national energy standards. Energy saving measures incorporated into the homes include reduced air infiltration, spectrally selective windows, radiant barrier sheathing, solar water heating and photovoltaic solar panels.

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The San Diego division of Shea Homes began implementing Total Quality Management practices in 1991, which resulted in an 80 percent reduction of defects, an increase in worker safety and numerous quality awards. Shea Homes is in the implementation phase for ISO 9000 certification.

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