Water conservation

Water conservation is essential

From the start of KB Home’s sustainability commitment in 2007, water conservation has been a critical issue for housing. Building water conservation into our homes reduces use of a precious natural resource, saves our homeowners on utility costs and helps to mitigate drought conditions and the load on aging infrastructure.

2019 EPA WaterSense Sustained Excellence

Leading the way for water conservation with EPA’s WaterSense program

Water tapWe were the first national homebuilder to join the EPA’s WaterSense program. To date, we have built over 19,000 WaterSense and Water Smart homes, more than any other homebuilder, and installed over 1 million WaterSense labeled fixtures collectively helping to save an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of water per year. We are the only builder to earn the EPA’s WaterSense Sustained Excellence Awards for twelve consecutive years.

First National Homebuilder to Commit to EPA’s Highest Water-efficiency standards in drought-stricken Arizona, California and Nevada

Expanding our industry-leading approach to water conversation, every KB home in Arizona, California and Nevada communities will be WaterSense labeled, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) highest standard for water efficiency and performance. Additionally, these homes will be rated using the RESNET® HERSH2O® system to ensure that they meet EPA’s requirements, helping homeowners use less water as well as spend less money on utility bills in some of the most drought-stricken areas of the country.