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Delos and KB Home Partner to Deliver Cutting-Edge Healthy Home Technology to the U.S. Home Market

DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network addresses hidden health factors in homes – monitoring, calibrating and enhancing air, water and lighting conditions to help improve health and well-being.
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NEW YORK, January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm based in New York, and KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, has announced a collaboration to introduce Wellness Homes to new homebuyers. KB Home plans to offer Delos’ DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network in select KB Home communities in the California market, ahead of an envisioned national rollout.

KB Home Publishes Industry-Leading 11th Annual Sustainability Report

Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability
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Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability

The first major homebuilder to publish a comprehensive sustainability report in 2008, KB Home continues its commitment to documenting the Company’s industry leadership in sustainability and its strategies for future progress.

Whirlpool Corporation and KB Home Reveal Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt at 2016 Expo

Energy-efficient appliances by Whirlpool Corporation help Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt showcase high-performance, sustainable homes today and in the future
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Leading appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation and KB Home, one of the country’s largest homebuilders, will debut the latest product of their 20-year relationship at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles Oct. 5-6.

Building Codes Are Last Obstacle to Wider Use of Graywater in Homes

Use of graywater makes sense and saves a lot of water, so why isn’t it happening, or even mandated, everywhere?
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Today, the technology and know-how exists to take graywater from washing machines and showers—as well as rainwater collected from roofs—and use that water to flush toilets and irrigate landscapes. That same water can be brought back into the house, treated, and used yet again. It makes a lot of sense and saves a lot of water, so why isn’t it happening, or even mandated, everywhere?

Canadian and American Homebuilders Target Low HERS Scores in RESNET’s Cross Border Builder Challenge

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Several top energy-efficient builders in the U.S. and Canada were honored through the second annual Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Cross Border Home Builder Challenge.

The competition helps promote the utilization of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, a nationally-recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.

Free Webinar on the Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Practices for Conditioned Attics

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Changes in California's 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Energy Code (effective July 2014) and implications of the International Residential Code (IRC) R806.5 have made conditioned vs. unconditioned attics an industry hot topic.

Graywater Reuse

Now that codes are finally getting friendlier, it’s time to start incorporating graywater recycling into landscape plans.
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Graywater is used household water that has not come into contact with toilet wastewater. It represents two-thirds of a typical household’s indoor water budget. Reusing graywater to irrigate landscaping keeps it onsite and conserves potable water, easing the burden on both water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. Unfortunately, state regulations have made legal use of graywater difficult, if not impossible—although that is changing.

Water Conservation: Putting It All Together

The water crisis will prompt us not only to rethink our approach to landscaping, but how we treat, use and recycle water inside our homes.
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WATER SECURITY IS a growing concern, not just in arid developing nations, but here in the United States. Public awareness is starting to catch up with this reality. According to the EPA, many of the states that have projected population growth increases also have higher per capita water use. This translates into heightened competition for an already limited resource. But the consequences of climate change, including unpredictable and prolonged droughts, are already spurring watering restrictions and higher utility rates.

The Water Wars

Innovative ideas and solutions are in hot pursuit of U.S. water problems.
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Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.”  With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.

Apple, San Diego International Airport, SolarCity and Sapphire Energy Join Call for U.S. Action on Climate Change

140+ California Companies Say Climate Change is the “Greatest Economic Opportunity Of the 21st Century”
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SAN DIEGO, CA, February 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - As California battles the worst drought in centuries, more than a dozen major California-based businesses, including Apple, SolarCity, San Diego International Airport, Sungevity, and Sapphire Energy today signed the Climate Declaration, a business leader call to action that urges federal and state policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate cha

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