KB Home Earns Environmental Leader’s Top Product of the Year Award

KB Home ProjeKt provides a prescription to the homebuilding community
for healthy and sustainable smart homes


LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$KBH #Awards–KB Home (NYSE:KBH) today announced that its BUILDER KB
Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives
concept home received Top Product of the Year honors as part of Environmental
Leader
’s Product & Project Awards program. This is the third time
that KB Home has been recognized, having won in 2015 for its Double
ZeroHouse 2.0 and in 2017 for the first KB Home ProjeKt.

“We are excited to announce the 2019 EL & EMT Award winners and
celebrate the significant sustainability and energy management products
or project results they achieved,” said Paul Nastu, President, Business
Sector Media. “KB Home ProjeKt simplifies and streamlines the
sustainable homebuilding process and changes the way we think about
homeownership. Every year we’re amazed at the technology leaps bold
vendors are undertaking to reduce environmental impacts and energy use.
This year’s products and projects have certainly raised the bar.”

KB Home ProjeKt began with a simple operating principle: collaboration.
Bringing together key strategic partners from the fields of
architecture, building sciences and technology, the home serves as a
homebuilding research and development lab, within which the effects of
significant social and technological shifts can be studied along with
how they might impact the future of home design. KB Home identifies four
central principles that will be essential components of Where Tomorrow
Lives: Sustainable, Healthy, Smart and Flexible. Within these themes the
partners are exploring the home as a vehicle to support residents’
health as well as provide architectural solutions to changing household
structures.

“Our lives are changing at the speed of the digital age, and our homes
must too. Homes cannot be designed for just one moment in time. They
must adapt and grow with their residents and work in harmony with our
environment,” said Jeff Mezger, KB Home’s chairman, president and CEO.
“We are pleased to learn that the KB Home ProjeKt received Top Product
of the Year honors, as our focus was to build a home that can play an
active role in helping to enhance homeowners’ health and support a more
restful, well-nourished and relaxed lifestyle.”

KB ProjeKt is designed to create a health-oriented sanctuary with a
wellness focus on air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, and thermal
and sound comfort. A flex home design also adapts to life stages and
enables freedom, mobility, and higher quality of life.

Among the most advanced features is the DelosTM DARWIN Home
Wellness Intelligence Network, which utilizes an integrated system of
proprietary software, wellness algorithms and sensor technologies to
monitor air quality changes and trigger remediation with the air
purification system. DARWIN’s water filtration solutions work similarly
to help ensure water quality, and the DARWIN dashboard delivers
real-time wellness data for the home and can be controlled from a
smartphone or tablet. The robust whole-house Google Wi-Fi mesh network,
supported by voice command-activated Google AssistantTM,
powers DARWIN and the home’s other smart features.

The energy-independent home also features a solar power system with a
PowerwallTM energy storage and high-efficiency home
management system that meets requirements for a Home Energy Rating
System (HERS) “zero” rating. Additionally, the fully integrated off-site
building process reduces waste, lowers direct input costs due to
centralized scale, reduces construction cycle-time and improves
consistency.

For more information about KB Home ProjeKt, as well as KB Home’s other
achievements in sustainable homebuilding, please visit the 2018 KB Home
Sustainability Report at https://www.kbhome.com/Documents/Energy%20Performance/2018_SustainabilityReport-spread.pdf.

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United
States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in
1957. We operate in 38 markets in eight states, primarily serving
first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults. We
are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what
they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and
exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios.
In addition, our industry leadership in sustainability helps to lower
the cost of homeownership for our buyers compared to a typical resale
home. We take a broad approach to sustainability, encompassing energy
efficiency, water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart
home capabilities and waste reduction. KB Home is the first national
builder to have earned awards under all of the U.S. EPA’s homebuilder
programs — ENERGY STAR®, WaterSense® and Indoor airPLUS®. We invite you
to learn more about KB Home by visiting www.kbhome.com,
calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on Facebook.com/KBHome
or Twitter.com/KBHome.

Contacts

Craig LeMessurier, KB Home
925-580-1583 or
clemessurier@kbhome.com

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