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Jul 19, 2017

KB Home Recognized with Industry-Leading Eighteen Awards from the EPA

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 energy bills."

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 or Twitter.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.

KB Home
Susan Martin, 310-231-4142
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