Jeff Mezger '77 & KB Home Receive 12 Energy Star Awards

Jeff Mezger '77 & KB Home Receive 12 Energy Star Awards

June 13, 2011

4951June 13, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "The new homes we are building today deliver more than quality, beauty and functionality -- these homes can also help our homeowners save money on their utility bills while protecting the environment," says Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. The company the 1977 DePauw University leads received twelve 2011 Energy Star® Leadership in Housing Awards for energy-efficient construction and environmental protection.

Mezger notes, "KB Home was the first national builder to commit to building all of our new home communities to Energy Star guidelines, and we have continued to lead the industry with innovative initiatives such as the KB Home Energy Performance Guide, which for the first time estimates the potential financial benefit of our energy-efficient homes versus a typical new or resale home."

According to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, the 6,600 Energy Star qualified homes KB Home built in 2010 could help those homeowners save nearly $3 million dollars on utility bills each year, while avoiding greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from over 3,000 vehicles.5643

KB Home has built more than 62,000 Energy Star qualified homes since joining the program in 2000.

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