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KB Home and Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) have announced the start of their partnership by recognizing KB Home's first BSAG-Certified home, located in San Antonio, at an event at KB Home's La Fontana community. The first certified home, named ZeroHouse 2.0, is KB Home's first net-zero energy home and goes beyond the BSAG program's guidelines.
"KB Home is proud to be partnering with Build San Antonio Green to help area residents save money and energy by constructing homes that meet this organization's stringent guidelines," said Ken Langston, president of KB Home's Central Texas division. "Our new ZeroHouse 2.0 and all of our new Built to Order homes in San Antonio include high-performance products, and incorporate efficient construction techniques and technologies in order to deliver an attractive new home with proven value to our customers."
Beginning Dec. 1, all new homes built in KB Home's communities in San Antonio will be BSAG Certified, in addition to being Energy Star-qualified. Homes built to BSAG's Certification are at least 15% more energy efficient than standard municipal code requirements. BSAG's certification requirements include energy and water efficiency and indoor air quality standards.
With the introduction of ZeroHouse 2.0 to San Antonio, home buyers may be able to eliminate their monthly electricity charges entirely if they incorporate the ZeroHouse 2.0 energy efficiency options into their home at the KB Home Studio. The higher efficiency of the ZeroHouse 2.0 is the result of a whole-home approach, which includes increased insulation, upgraded HVAC systems and dual-pane, low-e windows and solar panels on the roof.
"Build San Antonio Green applauds KB Home for their commitment to sustainable construction practices and is pleased to welcome them to our team," said Anita Devora, executive director for BSAG. "Their commitment to our program shows home buyers and the marketplace that going ‘green' makes good sense for not only the environment, but also for their business and for their customers."