Environmental Performance Overview

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Performance Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total # of homes delivered
23,743 12,438 8,488 7,346 5,812 6,282 7,145 7,215 8,196 9,829 10,909
Energy efficiency
# of ENERGY STAR® certified homes delivered1
7,467 4,736 5,258 6,631 5,677 6,207 7,078 7,168 8,099 9,768  10,736
% of total homes delivered that were ENERGY STAR certified 31% 38% 62% 90% 98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98%
% of KB Home divisions building at least some homes to ENERGY STAR specifications 83% 91% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
# of ENERGY STAR certified appliances installed2 N/A 18,804 12,718 13,292 9,929 9,065 9,695 9,789 11,181 13,261 15,276
Homeowner satisfaction ratings on the energy efficiency of their KB home3 N/A N/A N/A 91.9% 92.5% 93.1% 92.8% 91.5% 91% 91% 89%
Water Conservation
# of KB homes built to EPA’s new WaterSense® specifications4
N/A N/A N/A 11 97 85 61 96 233 265 170
# of Water Smart homes built5 1,964 881 393 521 412 438 503 400 589 807 854
# of EPA WaterSense labeled fixtures installed in KB homes:6
lavatory faucets
N/A 154 15,189 19,096 18,240 22,500 23,500 23,800 28,700 34,400 40,000
toilets N/A 486 1,260 2,026 14,500 18,100 20,000 20,200 23,000 27,600 33,800
showerheads N/A N/A N/A 241 12,200 13,700 15,000 15,150 16,400 19,700 23,400
My Home. My Earth.® Optional Products and Upgrades
Total # of My Home. My Earth. optional upgrades installed.7
N/A N/A 21,010 23,155 18,412 20,039 33,582 35,373 46,717 52,094 59,454
Office Sustainability Practices
% of office supplies purchased that are earth conscious
23% 27% 26% 33% 29% 22% 15% 20% 19% 22% 22%
Number of meeting hours hosted on iLab8 N/A 1,934 1,978 1,665 1,708 1,533 1,988 2,048 1,939 1,978 N/A
Recycled paper (office grade) processed through our national service provider, which recycles the paper after shredding (lbs.)9 56,440 148,940 72,390 467,979 158,129 94,703 123,637 66,114 203,341 165,606 335,526
trees saved 479 1,266 615 3,978 1,344 805 1,051 555 1,706 1,389 2,815
water saved (gal.) 197,540 521,290 253,365 1,637,925 553,451 331,459 432,728 906,125 2,786,903 2,269,713 4,598,551
air pollution avoided (lbs.) 16,932 44,682 21,717 14,039 4,743 2,841 3,709 47,867 147,219 119,899 242,920
landfill reduction (cu. yds.) 84 223 109 702 237 142 185 165 508 414 838
electricity saved (kWh) 115,702 305,327 148,400 959,356 324,164 191,140 253,455 74,709 229,776 187,134 379,144
oil saved (gal.) 12,981 34,256 16,650 107,635 36,370 21,782 28,436 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Our Carbon Footprint
Estimated greenhouse gas emission for KB Home operations (CO2e in metric tons)
N/A10 42,204 20,296 17,015 14,549 13,468 14,092 16,078 19,186 22,961 25,062
Estimated greenhouse gas emission from intensity per delivered home11 N/A12 0.0000139 (42,204 metric tons/US $3,033,936,000 total revenue) 0.0000112 (20,296 metric tons/US $1,824,850,000 total revenue) 0.0000107 (17,015 metric tons/US $1,589,996,000 total revenue) 0.0000111 (14,549 metric tons/US $1,315,866,000 total revenue) 0.0000086 (13,468 metric tons/US $1,560,115,000 total revenue) 0.0000068 (14,092 metric tons/US $2,084,978,000 total revenue) 0.0000067 (16,078 metric tons/US $2,400,949,000 total revenue) 0.0000063 (19,186 metric tons/US $3,032,030,000 total revenue) 0.0000064 (22,961 metric tons/US $3,582,900,000 total revenue) 0.0000057 (25,062 metric tons/US $4,368,529,000 total revenue)
Estimated greenhouse gas emission activity-related intensity (CO2e in metric tons per delivered home N/A13 3.4 (42,204 metric tons/ 12,438 homes) 2.4 (20,296 metric tons/ 8,488 homes) 2.3 (17,015 metric tons/ 7,346 homes) 2.5 (14,549 metric tons/ 5,812 homes) 2.1 (13,468 metric tons/ 6,282 homes) 2.0 (16,078 metric tons/ 7,145 homes) 2.2 (16,078 metric tons/ 7,215 homes) 2.3 (19,186 metric tons/ 8,196 homes) 2.3 (22,961 metric tons/ 9,829 homes) 2.3 (25,062 metric tons/ 10,909 homes)
Waste Reduction and Recycling
% of KB homes built with preconstructed panels14
65% 90% 90% 100% 100% 98% 85% (est.) 85% (est.) 85% (est.) 85% (est.) 85% (est.)
% of KB Home communities incorporating recycling into their standard job site processes.15 N/A N/A 44% 71% 91% 64% 70% (est.) 80% (est.) 85% (est.) 85% (est.) 85% (est.)