EPA Energy Star Award 2020 Partner of the Year KB Home Local Business Scoop

KB Home recently announced that it has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award Winner for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). KB Home has built 140,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes, more than any other builder in the nation, which are estimated to have cumulatively reduced utility bills for its homeowners by $780 million and CO2 emissions by 5 billion pounds.

The company continues to demonstrate leadership in making homeownership more affordable and helping to enhance both indoor and outdoor environments with its energy-efficient homes that include products designed to minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants.

“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”

Today, every KB home is designed to be ENERGY STAR certified thanks to the quality construction techniques and materials used, including mechanical ventilation systems that provide fresh air and reduce indoor air pollutants. By contrast, in recent years, only one out of every 10 new homes built in America has been ENERGY STAR certified. KB Home’s ENERGY STAR certified homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average, as tested and certified by a third-party home energy inspector.

“We are proud to again be recognized by the EPA for our consistent dedication to the ENERGY STAR program,” said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “KB Home integrates ENERGY STAR savings and performance into every home we build, benefiting not only the environment, but also our KB homeowners’ daily lives and budget. Additionally, as consumers increasingly focus on healthy lifestyles, KB Home will continue to offer ENERGY STAR certified homes that can help support their health and well-being.”

KB Home is the only national builder to have earned awards under all of EPA’s homebuilder programs, including ENERGY STAR, WaterSense®, which establishes water efficiency standards, and Indoor airPLUS, which focuses on indoor air quality.

For more information on KB Home’s sustainability initiatives, visit kbhome.com/sustainability.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. KB Home operates in 42 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is how we give our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their budget. They are the first builder to make every home we build ENERGY STAR certified.

In fact, KB Home goes beyond the EPA requirements by ensuring every ENERGY STAR certified KB home has been tested and verified by a third-party inspector to meet the EPA’s strict certification standards, which helps lower the cost of ownership. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the home buying process, and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.

By Zen Chi

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