30 May '12, 7pm

Even Martha Stewart is getting into the net-zero home game

Back in January of this year, during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida, KB Home unveiled a prototype model, the KB Home GreenHouse , with the following advertising slogan: “An Idea Home Created with Martha Stewart.” Beyond its traditional look and amenities intended to evoke the Martha Stewart style, the builder promoted the home’s main performance feature: net-zero-energy operation. KB Home has since begun incorporating net-zero-energy performance into its production scheme through an initiative called ZeroHouse 2.0 . The idea is to combine energy-efficiency measures with a photovoltaic (PV) system. The first ZeroHouse 2.0 models are being rolled out this week in Tampa, Florida, and in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The company says that the ZeroHome 2.0 option will be introduced in more KB Home communities in 2012. Since the GreenHouse debut, KB Home h...

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