KB Home Earns Environmental Leader’s Top Product of the Year Award
KB Home ProjeKt provides a prescription to the homebuilding community for healthy and sustainable smart homes
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KB Home Earns Environmental Leader's Top Product of the Year Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are excited to announce the 2019 EL & EMT Award winners and
celebrate the significant sustainability and energy management products
or project results they achieved,” said
KB Home ProjeKt began with a simple operating principle: collaboration.
Bringing together key strategic partners from the fields of
architecture, building sciences and technology, the home serves as a
homebuilding research and development lab, within which the effects of
significant social and technological shifts can be studied along with
how they might impact the future of home design.
“Our lives are changing at the speed of the digital age, and our homes
must too. Homes cannot be designed for just one moment in time. They
must adapt and grow with their residents and work in harmony with our
KB ProjeKt is designed to create a health-oriented sanctuary with a wellness focus on air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, and thermal and sound comfort. A flex home design also adapts to life stages and enables freedom, mobility, and higher quality of life.
Among the most advanced features is the DelosTM DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network, which utilizes an integrated system of proprietary software, wellness algorithms and sensor technologies to monitor air quality changes and trigger remediation with the air purification system. DARWIN’s water filtration solutions work similarly to help ensure water quality, and the DARWIN dashboard delivers real-time wellness data for the home and can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. The robust whole-house Google Wi-Fi mesh network, supported by voice command-activated Google AssistantTM, powers DARWIN and the home’s other smart features.
The energy-independent home also features a solar power system with a PowerwallTM energy storage and high-efficiency home management system that meets requirements for a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) “zero” rating. Additionally, the fully integrated off-site building process reduces waste, lowers direct input costs due to centralized scale, reduces construction cycle-time and improves consistency.
For more information about KB Home ProjeKt, as well as KB Home’s other
achievements in sustainable homebuilding, please visit the 2018
Craig LeMessurier, KB Home