What are the benefits of an ENERGY STAR® certified home?


Every new home we build is designed to be ENERGY STAR® certified with construction materials and features to make your new KB home more comfortable, durable and energy efficient. An ENERGY STAR certified home is better for the environment, conserves resources and helps save you money. Read on to learn all the great benefits.

A new home that’s ENERGY STAR® certified is built with quality construction techniques and materials to ensure higher than average energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR certified appliances, energy efficient lighting, fewer air leaks and drafts and reduced noise. Not only does an energy-efficient new home help save the planet, it also helps save you money on utility bills.

Every ENERGY STAR certified KB home has been tested and verified by a third party inspector to meet the ENERGY STAR’s rigorous certification standards. By contrast, in recent years, only one out of every 10 new homes built in America is ENERGY STAR certified. Beyond just giving you something to feel good about, it’ll also provide you with the following benefits.

What are the benefits?

More Comfort

Our high-efficiency heating and cooling system will help the cold stay outside during winter and inside during summer, ensuring comfort in every room, year round.

Improved indoor air

A breath of fresh air is nice, but when it comes to your home, you’ll want to keep the dust, pollen, allergens, and pollutants outside. Our homes are built with high performance ventilation systems that regularly introduce fresh outdoor air, creating a healthier indoor environment.

Peace of mind

We go beyond the EPA requirements by ensuring every ENERGY STAR certified KB home has been tested and verified by a third party inspector to meet ENERGY STAR’s rigorous certification standards.

Cost savings

We provide an Energy Savings Comparison to demonstrate the lower monthly cost of homeownership possible with a KB home. Not only does an ENERGY STAR® certification make your home more comfortable, it also saves you money—20% more than typical used homes, with an average of up to $1,300 in annual savings.

Environmentally friendly

Every ENERGY STAR® certified home contributes to a healthier environment, reducing greenhouse gases by 3,287 lbs per year, which is the equivalent of planting 39 trees. So you’re not just saving money, you’re saving the planet.

Better durability

Our comprehensive water management system protects roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture damage. When the rainy season hits, you can feel confident knowing you’ll stay cozy and dry.

Want to learn more?

You can find additional information about ENERGY STAR® certified new homes, including videos, testimonials and tips for homeowners at the program website.

Click here for the ENERGY STAR® program website

KB Home Energy Savings Comparison™

Every KB Home floor plan design features a KB Home Energy Savings Comparison™ that provides an estimate of both monthly energy costs and monthly savings over a typical used home. Important information and disclosures for: KB Home Energy Savings Comparison™ estimates for homes as designed (not as built); KB Home Energy Savings Comparison™ estimates for California homes as designed (not as built)