KB Home earns 2017 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Awards
encompassing all of its 36 markets
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with an
industry-leading eighteen 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader
awards. The awards recognize the important contribution KB Home has made
to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by
building ENERGY STAR certified homes in every division, encompassing all
36 of its major markets nationwide last year.
Every ENERGY STAR certified home must meet rigorous requirements for
energy efficiency set by the EPA and undergo third-party testing and
verification. New KB homes that earn the ENERGY STAR certified label are
up to 72% more efficient than typical existing homes today. KB Home has
built more than 110,000 ENERGY STAR homes nationwide since joining the
program in 2000. Cumulatively, these homes are estimated to save
homeowners as much as $577 million on utility bills while reducing CO2
emissions by more than 3.5 billion pounds, which is the equivalent of
removing 335,000 cars from the road or planting 41 million trees.
"We are honored to be recognized again by the EPA for our innovative and
energy-efficient homes," said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and
chief executive officer of KB Home. "These high-performing homes are
friendly to the environment, while helping KB homeowners save energy,
which can lower their overall cost of homeownership, through lower
Homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR certified label are built with
energy-efficiency features and higher-performing materials and
equipment. Standard components include proper sealing and insulation,
advanced windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and
installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, a comprehensive water
management system, and energy-efficient lighting and appliances. These
value-adding ENERGY STAR features can lead to a more comfortable, energy
efficient, and durable home that will reduce utility and maintenance
costs, while helping protect the environment.
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the
United States and an industry leader in sustainability, building
innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient new homes. Founded in
1957 and the first NYSE-listed homebuilder (ticker symbol: KBH), the
company has built nearly 600,000 homes for families from coast to coast.
Distinguished by its personalized homebuilding approach, KB Home lets
each buyer choose their lot location, floor plan, décor choices, design
features and other special touches that matter most to them. To learn
more about KB Home, call 888-KB-HOMES, visit www.kbhome.com
or connect on Facebook.com/KBHome
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 25 years,
people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for
guidance on saving energy, saving money, and protecting the environment.
Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is
independently certified to use less energy and cause less air pollution.
Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.
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Susan Martin, 310-231-4142
Source: KB Home
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