Local team marks sustainable homebuilding milestone and honors
Phoenix family that has been enjoying the perks of high efficiency and
lower utility bills
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) recently commemorated a significant accomplishment
in homebuilding — completing its 100,000th ENERGY STAR
certified home — with the Reyes family, who purchased the home in summer
2016 and has seen the benefits of the comfort and savings that are
designed into every ENERGY STAR certified KB home.
KB Home's Phoenix division surprised the Reyes family at their new home
in the builder's La Ventilla community in Goodyear, Arizona with a check
for $1,716. This amount represents their home's estimated annual energy
cost savings based on its Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). Similar to
the MPG sticker on new cars, the KB Home EPG is designed to inform
prospective homebuyers about the energy efficiency of a KB home relative
to a typical new and resale home, and provides an estimated dollar
amount for monthly energy costs.
In achieving this important milestone, the 100,000 (and counting) ENERGY
STAR certified homes KB Home has built nationwide deliver more than $35
million a year in estimated energy savings for their owners.
Additionally, according to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, the 100,000 ENERGY STAR certified KB homes offset the
production of more than 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, which
is equivalent to removing nearly 43,000 vehicles from the road annually.
"KB Home has a distinguished history within the industry of raising the
bar when it comes to sustainable homebuilding," said Rob McGibney,
regional general manager, KB Home Arizona. "Completing our 100,000th
ENERGY STAR certified home underscores our commitment to providing
long-term value to our homeowners in terms of energy and cost savings."
The Reyes family had been renting a 1,500-square foot apartment before
they purchased their new 2,300-square foot ENERGY STAR certified KB home.
"The savings were immediate," said Jose Reyes. "Our new KB home is about
700 square feet larger than the home we were renting, so we expected our
energy bills to rise. We were pleasantly surprised when the bills came
and they were actually lower than what we had been paying when we were
Situated near Interstate 10, Loop 101, and Loop 303 in Goodyear, AZ, KB
Home's La Ventilla community is ideal for residents who are commuting to
downtown Phoenix and the area's major employers. The floor plans at La
Ventilla range from 1,483 to 2,537 square feet, with up to five
bedrooms, three baths and two-car garages. The KB homes at La Ventilla
are also attractively priced from the high-$100,000s, and the community
features a pool.
About KB Home
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) 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 homebuilder
listed on the New York Stock Exchange, 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
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Craig LeMessurier, 925-983-4509
Source: KB Home
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