KB Home has been recognized by the EPA with 17 Energy Star Certified Homes Market Leader awards. The awards recognize the important contribution the company has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building Energy Star-certified homes in all of its major markets nationwide last year. KB Home has built more than 96,000 Energy Star homes since joining the program in 2000.
Collectively, these homes are estimated to save homeowners as much as $29 million on utility bills while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 34,000 passenger vehicles each year. New KB homes that earn the Energy Star label are up to 70% more efficient than typical existing homes built today.
"These awards represent KB Home's commitment to energy efficiency at every level of our organization," says Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. "It is an honor to be recognized again by the EPA for the innovative and energy-efficient homes we build that help KB homeowners save energy and lower their overall cost of homeownership."
Standard features of Energy Star-certified homes include proper sealing and insulation, high-performance 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.