By Joel Scanlon
KB Home, during an event at its Whisler Ridge community in Lake Forest, introduced one of the premier net-zero energy production homes in California. As a part of the event, Peter Herzog, the Lake Forest Mayor and the national homebuilder hosted an educational event with games for a team of local school children who were also given a chance to explore the recent innovative home named ZeroHouse 2.0.
The introduction of the ZeroHouse 2.0 in Lake Forest remains a national launching of the net-zero energy homes that began this fall and initiated by KB Home. The Orange County and clients around Southern California are currently able to select a KB home that will remove their monthly electricity charges.
KB Home declared that among 29 of its communities in Southern California, solar power systems have become a standard characteristic of homes, which leads 100% of its new buildings to the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR qualification. Every home at Whisler Ridge possess a standard a 1.8 kWp solar power system, that minimizes the proprietors’ energy bills by 40% compared to a new home included in California’s Title 24 standards. The ZeroHouse 2.0 employs an optional 6.75 kWp solar power system, and added energy-efficient features.
The offering of ZeroHouse 2.0 to Southern California supports its clients to totally get rid of their monthly electricity charges by implementing the options based on ZeroHouse 2.0 energy efficiency at the KB Home Studio, where only a few are visible. The increased efficiency of the ZeroHouse 2.0 is due to the complete home approach, which is initiated with higher insulation, advanced HVAC systems and low-e windows, dual-pane and concludes with solar panels on the roof.
The ENERGY STAR certified home designs provided by KB Home with ZeroHouse 2.0 efficiency options, are now accessible throughout KB Home’s communities all over Southern California.