National homebuilder's achievement marks its eighth consecutive honor
for leadership and innovation in homebuilding
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
KB Home (NYSE:KBH) is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2018
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award winner for
the eighth consecutive year, an unprecedented achievement for a national
homebuilder. An early adopter of the ENERGY STAR program, KB Home's
continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior
energy efficiency achievements will be recognized by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy
in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.
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KB Home earns eighth ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year -- Sustained Excellence Award. (Graphic: Business Wire)
KB Home, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2000, has built more than 115,000
ENERGY STAR certified homes. Today, every KB home built is ENERGY STAR
certified, with cumulative savings on utility bills for KB homeowners
totaling more than $658 million. The energy-efficient features of these
homes also prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from
382,000 passenger vehicles. ENERGY STAR certified homes must meet EPA's
rigorous requirements for energy efficiency and undergo third-party
testing and verification.
"KB Home has been partnering with the EPA and the ENERGY STAR program
for nearly two decades," said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home chairman,
president, and chief executive officer. "Since then we have prioritized
incorporating energy-saving features into our homes that meaningfully
reduce long-term operating and maintenance costs. We have also made
considerable progress in demonstrating the many benefits of these
features to the environment and to KB homeowners' daily lives and
budgets. Moreover, our longstanding focus and industry leadership on
sustainability have given us a distinct competitive advantage in the
marketplace. We are very pleased to again be recognized by the EPA for
our achievements, and we look forward to building on our success and
further advancing our sustainability initiatives."
KB Home takes a broad approach to sustainability, encompassing energy
efficiency, water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart
home capabilities and waste reduction. KB Home is the only national
builder to have earned awards under all of the EPA programs aimed at
homebuilders — ENERGY STAR, WaterSense®, which establishes water
efficiency standards, and Indoor airPLUS®, which focuses on indoor air
"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 Bill Wehrum.
Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation at the EPA. "KB Home is
part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to
improving public health and protecting the environment by eliminating
energy waste and associated pollution."
KB Home continuously explores new ways to increase the efficiency of its
homes and expand its impact in the area of sustainability within the
homebuilding industry and beyond. It was one of the first homebuilders
to introduce a proprietary method for rating the energy performance of a
home, the Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®), which provides consumers
with an easy way to understand and compare the energy efficiency and
potential utility bill savings of each KB home. Based on EPG
calculations, on average, KB homes are estimated to save their owners
approximately $1,400 a year on energy bills compared to a typical resale
home of similar size and location.
For more information on KB Home's sustainability initiatives, visit https://www.kbhome.com/energy-efficient-homes
or access KB Home's annual Sustainability Report at https://www.kbhome.com/2016-sustainability-report.
About KB Home
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United
States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in
1957. We operate in 35 markets in 7 states, primarily serving first-time
and first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults. We are
differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what
they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and
exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios.
In addition, we are an industry leader in sustainability, building
innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient homes. We invite you
to learn more about KB Home by visiting www.kbhome.com,
calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on Facebook.com/KBHome
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Susan Martin, 310-231-4142
Source: KB Home
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