New Mexico Builder To WERS Certify All Homes

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RayLee Homes to pursue WERS Certification on all new homes.

RayLee Homes announced they will submit all new homes through the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) certification process. They are the first large-scale homebuilder in the country to make such a commitment.

“Building with conservation and energy efficiency has always been a priority of our company,” says Tammy Grady Thornton of RayLee Homes. “As native New Mexicans, we are committed to doing our part to ensure water conservation is a consideration for every new build in the industry moving forward. We hope other local builders agree and will join us in WERS-certified building.”

A recently completed parade of homes in Rio Rancho included a model that scored a WERS of 60This means the home is approximately 40% more water efficient than a conventional home that does not prioritize water conservation. Potential home buyers were able to see firsthand the products and techniques RayLee Homes chose to provide a water efficient home for their future homeowners.

“What makes this such a landmark decision is that RayLee Homes operates in three markets in New Mexico, and WERS is only required in one of those locales,” says Mike Collignon, Chair of the WERS Development Group. “RayLee Homes didn’t have to do this; they wanted to. That really shows their commitment to a sustainable water future for their homebuyers and all residents of New Mexico.”

For more information on the WERS Program, visit