KB Home Unveils New Ultra-Green Model

Air conditioners with a 19.5 SEER will ensure energy-efficient performance.

The 4,000-square-foot, net-zero-energy home looks like any other in the neighborhood.

The home is equipped with a residential-style electric vehicle charger.

The completely wired home allows owners to control the HVAC system and access video surveillance of the front door all from their smartphone.

Gardeners can use their compost bin to convert organic waste into soil.

A combination of foam and fiberglass insulation will provide a tight building envelope.

The energy-efficient windows have an R value of 5.

A 9.6 kilowatt solar system will off-set electric utility costs.

A solar hot water system will further reduce electric costs.

Programmable thermostats help consumers adjust the temperature to achieve maximum energy savings.

All interior paints and stains contain no volatile organic compounds, which helps keep the indoor air clean.

Water Sense-certified faucets and fixtures could save homeowners 50,000 gallons of water per year.

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