KB Home Builds the First WaterSense-Labeled New Home in the D.C. Metro Area

The first home in the Washington, D.C. area to earn EPA’s WaterSense label has been built by KB Home in Waldorf, Maryland. Joining the nearly 140 WaterSense-labeled homes across the nation, KB Home’s “Zero House 2.0” is also net zero — meaning it produces more energy than it uses — and ENERGY STAR-certified. KB Home built the first WaterSense-labeled home in Roseville, California in 2010, and as the 2011 WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year, continues to be a leader in constructing water-saving new homes.

WaterSense-labeled new homes are third-party, independently certified to save water both inside and out. Homes that earn the WaterSense label feature WaterSense-labeled plumbing fixtures, efficient hot water delivery, water smart landscape design, and many other features to ensure that the home will save water for years to come. When compared to a typical home, a WaterSense-labeled new home can help a family of four save 50,000 gallons of water per year and as much as $600 per year on utility costs.

For more information: www.epa.gov/watersense/new_homes.