KB Home today announced that its KB ProjeKt concept home, built for the 2016 Greenbuild Conference in Los Angeles, has received a 2017 TecHome Brilliance Award. KB ProjeKt was intended to predict the housing requirements of 2020, but industry experts have said they’ve gone as far as 2050 with their innovations in sustainability, smart-home tech, flexible, modular, adaptable living space options, and features to improve wellness
“KB Home has a long history of innovation in the home building industry, and the KB ProjeKt represented a skilful synthesis of what we’ve learned over the last 60 years and the forward-thinking talents of our team,” said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home’s Chairman, President, and CEO. “Many of the concepts displayed in the KB ProjeKt, including highly energy- and water-efficient designs and appliances, resource-conserving materials, smart-home technology, and healthy-home features, are already incorporated into every home that KB Home builds. The KB ProjeKt showcased a creative mix of cutting edge technology and aspirational home design to provide a glimpse of what home building could be in the future, and how a home could potentially help its occupants live healthier and more efficient lives while reducing environmental impact.”
The home uses 20% less water due to:
The home is also 70% more energy efficient due to:
The home optimises wellness and liberates lifestyles due to:
Approximately 1,000 people toured the KB ProjeKt home at the Greenbuild Conference before giving overwhelmingly positive feedback, and it was also awarded Top Project of the Year by Environmental Leader, both of which suggest that the concepts explored in KB ProjeKt will have far-reaching implications for the future of kitchens and bathrooms.
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