KB homes include many energy-efficient features that enhance comfort and durability, help save money and conserve natural resources.
Every KB home has been designed to standards well above those used in resale and typical new homes on the market today. In addition, they are inspected by third-party energy raters to earn the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR certification.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes include features like:
Every KB Home floor plan design features an Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®) that provides an estimate of both monthly energy costs and monthly savings over a typical resale home.
Important information and disclosures for:
EPG estimates for homes as designed (not as built)
EPG estimates for California homes as designed (not as built)
Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®)
Buying a new KB home has many advantages, including substantially better operating efficiency over a typical existing home. The EPG provides an estimate of both monthly energy costs and monthly savings over a typical resale home. We provide a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index score for our new homes in all states and a similar energy efficiency measure for all of our new homes in California.
Award-Winning Energy Efficiency
2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award (four years in a row) · #1 Green Homebuilder in most recent Calvert Investments Study · Seventeen 2013 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Awards (company-record, covering all of our markets).
ENERGY STAR® Legacy and Impact
Since joining ENERGY STAR in 2000, we have built more than 82,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes. The EPA estimates that homeowners living in these 82,000+ homes save $24 million in one year on utility bills and avoid the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions from 29,000 vehicles annually.
All KB homes include a number of water-saving features to help reduce usage and help save money. The standard water-efficient features included in every new KB home, at no added cost to our buyers, result in an estimated annual utility bill savings of up to $300 when compared to a typical existing home that lacks these features.
Every KB home includes WaterSense® labeled faucets, toilets and showerheads. These fixtures help maximize water efficiency without sacrificing performance. Dishwashers installed in every KB home are not only ENERGY STAR® certified for energy efficiency, but also use significantly less water than standard models. Additional water-efficient options are available at the KB Home Design Studio, including alternative fixtures and appliances.
To date, KB Home has constructed the most WaterSense labeled new homes in the nation. We are the only builder to be recognized as a WaterSense Partner of the Year for four years in a row (2011-2014).
All KB homes incorporate a combination of materials, construction techniques and products that works together to help deliver better indoor air quality, especially when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
Each KB home features sealed combustion appliances, low-VOC interior paint and low-VOC carpeting. KB homes also come with whole-house mechanical ventilation and MERV 8-rated air filters that together provide a constant source of filtered air to help reduce indoor air pollutants and help remove finer airborne particles, improving indoor air quality.
Your KB home has an edge over resale homes — smarts and good looks in one place! We designed KB homes to support your connected lifestyle. We also have options to help you stay connected with all the systems in your new state-of-the-art KB home.
All KB homes feature a built-in Wiser™ Home Energy Management System. The base system helps homeowners track energy usage in real-time remotely from a smartphone or tablet. You can expand on the base system with home automation features like smart thermostats, lighting controls and Internet-connected door locks at additional cost. You can also conveniently and efficiently charge your wireless devices with a built-in USB outlet in the kitchen that eliminates the need for a convertor plug — that is smart!
More technology options are available in the KB Home Design Studio, including the latest smart appliances from Whirlpool®, which can be programmed to run energy-intensive tasks at off-peak hours, and electric vehicle charging stations.
The KB Home Sustainability Report details our focus and efforts to help minimize the environmental impact of our business and homes, and increase awareness of how each of us can make a difference every day. To reflect our commitment to our planet, our report is published annually on Earth Day.