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EPA Honors KB Home with 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized KB Home (NYSE:KBH) for its outstanding commitment to constructing homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program. KB Home is among a select few honored with a 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.

“We’re proud to announce the 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award winners and to congratulate winners like KB Home for raising the bar on indoor air quality in new homes,” said David Rowson, Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. “These builders are not only creating healthier indoor environments for homeowners, but they are also leading the broader housing market toward safer, healthier housing by raising consumer awareness about the importance of indoor air quality. Their recognition is well-deserved.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by the EPA for our commitment to building healthier homes,” said Jeffrey T. Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. “KB Home has taken many steps to improve the air quality inside the new homes we build, and we are proud to deliver homes that are designed to offer improved comfort, safety and peace of mind for our customers.”

KB Home is a recognized industry leader in the important area of sustainability, having been named an ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence winner for five consecutive years, an ENERGY STAR Climate Communications Partner of the Year twice in as many years, and the WaterSense(R) Builder Partner of the Year for four straight years. KB Home is also the only homebuilder to publish a comprehensive sustainability report for eight years in a row, the most recent of which can be viewed by visiting

For more information about KB Home, visit or call 888-KB-HOMES.

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 five 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, call 888-KB-HOMES, visit, or connect with KB Home on and

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