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KB Home Wins 2014 WaterSense(R) Partner of the Year Award

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KB Home (NYSE:KBH) , one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a WaterSense(R) Partner of the Year for the fourth time in as many years. The 2014 designation reaffirms KB Home as the first and only homebuilder to earn the prestigious title. KB Home was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference for its commitment to water efficiency and its efforts to educate consumers about WaterSense during 2013.

“We are incredibly honored to have been selected as the WaterSense Builder Partner of the year once again in 2014,” said Dan Bridleman, senior vice president of Sustainability, Technology and Strategic Sourcing for KB Home. “KB Home builds in some of the most water-scarce areas in the United States, and the drought conditions currently affecting states like California and Texas further underscore the importance of preserving water today to help promote greater water security tomorrow. We take great pride in earning recognition from EPA WaterSense for our water-efficient homes that help KB homeowners across the country live more sustainably and save money in the process.”

By producing and promoting WaterSense labeled products, new homes, and programs, WaterSense partners helped Americans save 271 billion gallons of water in 2013 alone-enough water to supply all U.S. homes for 26 days! More than 1,500 utility, manufacturer, retail, builder, and organizational partners helped WaterSense realize these accomplishments. Every year, a select few are recognized for their significant program contributions.

“EPA is pleased to honor this impressive group of WaterSense program leaders”, said Ken Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator in EPA’s Office of Water. “Their efforts to build strong, resilient water systems are helping communities nationwide meet challenges of extreme weather events, drought, and other effects of our changing climate.”

Visit www.kbhome.com/BeWaterWise to learn more about KB Home’s water-saving initiatives, or go to www.epa.gov/watersense for additional information about the 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year awards program.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home’s unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR(R) guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide(R) (EPG(R)). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for four straight years and a WaterSense(R) Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. A FORTUNE 1,000 company, Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol “KBH.” For more information about KB Home’s new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

About WaterSense

WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program’s inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 757 billion gallons of water and $14.2 billion in water and energy bills.

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