Professional Builder 40 Under 40: C.J. Herro

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C.R. Herro, 40
VP, environmental affairs
Meritage Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: C.J. Herro

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: C.J. Herro

July 25, 2011

C.R. Herro, 40*
VP, environmental affairs
Meritage Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

EDUCATION
BS, Physical and Life Science, Arizona State University; MS, Environmental Policy, Governors State University; PhD, Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Leads firm’s Energy Efficiency and Sustainability program, which aims to advance energy-efficiency benchmarks for production home building
Established Meritage Green program to improve function, operating efficiency, health, and safety of company’s homes at no additional cost to consumers
Helped launch multiple communities that exceed Energy Star and Building America energy-efficiency goals

EXTRACURRICULAR
RESNET Strategic Positioning Task Force
Board member, Energy and Environmental Building Alliance
Technical committee, Leading Builders of America, Best Practices Research Alliance

OFF THE CLOCK
Stress relief: swimming
Biggest food craving: Tom Yum Gai soup
Fave hobby: Sailing (grandfather taught him on 16-foot catamaran)
On the nightstand: “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”

SECRET LIFE
Once caused a rush-hour traffic jam on I-25 in Denver while saving a stray Chihuahua

*was under age 40 when entry form was submitted

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