KB Home opened its first net-zero energy home in Nevada during a special event held yesterday at its Talavera at Mountain’s Edge community in Las Vegas. At the event, KB Home employees and Clark County Commissioner, Susan Brager, hosted a group of area school children for a morning of education, games and a guided tour of the innovative new home, dubbed ZeroHouse 2.0.
According to KB Home, homebuyers in Las Vegas, and other select KB Home markets, are able to choose a ZeroHouse 2.0 that may eliminate their monthly electricity charges entirely. These net-zero homes are estimated to save a homeowner $2,400 annually on energy utility costs in Las Vegas when compared to a typical existing home.
“When the temperature hits triple digits here in Las Vegas, as it often can, many homeowners see their monthly bills reach well into the triple digits too,” said Rob McGibney, executive vice president of KB Home’s Las Vegas division. “That’s why KB Home has focused on building energy-efficient homes and why our homebuyers can now select a ZeroHouse 2.0 that is estimated to lower their energy utility costs to nearly zero. This home represents the latest evolution of our Built to Order experience that puts the homebuyer in greater control of their monthly electricity costs, while letting them personalize a new home that suits their lifestyle, budget and taste.”
The higher efficiency of the ZeroHouse 2.0 is the result of a whole-home approach, from the inside out, that begins with increased insulation, upgraded HVAC systems and dual-pane, low-e windows and ends with solar panels on the roof. The new model home also showcases new technologies, including energy monitoring systems and automated home controls.
KB Home’s ENERGY STAR qualified home designs, as well as ZeroHouse 2.0 efficiency options, are available at select communities throughout the Las Vegas area. To learn more, and locate a community near you, visit kbhome.com or call 888-KB-HOMES.
Source: BUSINESS WIRE