KB Home
Jan 24, 2018

KB Home Expands Healthy Home Features; Introduces New Kwikset® Products

National homebuilder enhances their eDifference® Healthy Homes platform with advanced products designed to help KB homeowners maintain a cleaner home

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) announced that its standard, and many other Kwikset interior door hardware selections it offers, will now include Microban® antimicrobial product protection to help KB homeowners maintain a cleaner home.

Kwikset products with Microban protection incorporate an antimicrobial coating that inhibits the growth of bacteria on door hardware. The silver-based technology featured on these Kwikset products is specially formulated for door hardware and is designed to provide antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the products, including those used in high-traffic areas like bedrooms and bathrooms.

Kwikset, an industry leader in lock manufacturing, has been a KB Home partner for more than 20 years. Many of its innovative products, such as the Kwikset Touch-to-Open™ Kevo™ smart locks with Bluetooth® technology, are offered at the KB Home Design Studio. At the Studios, homebuyers can work with one of KB Home's design professionals to personalize many aspects of their new home to their budget and personal preferences.

KB Home is widely known as an innovator in sustainable homebuilding, which encompasses four major areas under its eDifference platform: Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Healthy Homes and Smart Homes. KB Home's focus in these areas is a natural component of the builder's core Built to Order™ approach, where the customer is at the center of all major design and construction decisions.

Under Healthy Homes, KB Home has undertaken several initiatives to enhance the general interior environment of its homes, including using low-VOC interior paint and carpeting exclusively, sealed combustion appliances, and MERV 8-rated air filters with a whole-house mechanical ventilation system. In 2015, KB Home received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor airPLUS® Leader Award, becoming the first, and only, national homebuilder to be so recognized for its commitment to improved indoor air quality.

For more information on KB Home's eDifference platform and healthy home features, visit https://www.kbhome.com/energy-efficient-homes. For more information about Kwikset hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection, please visit https://www.kwikset.com/microban.aspx.

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 or Twitter.com/KBHome.

About Kwikset

Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company's unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners' needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market electronic lock, Kevo™, Microban antimicrobial finishes and a wide variety of styles. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at https://www.kwikset.com/ and https://kwiksetpresskit.com/.

KB Home
Susan Martin, 310-231-4142
smartin@kbhome.com

Source: KB Home

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