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KB Home wins EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

Posted by Eleanor Fort at Oct 10, 2012 03:00 AM |
For the second year in a row, BICEP Member KB Home was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Partner of the Year Award.
by Eleanor Fort, Associate, Policy Program Ceres Posted on Oct 10, 2012

For the second year in a row, BICEP Member KB Home was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Partner of the Year Award. KB Home is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, and use WaterSense fixtures as standard fixtures in their homes. BICEP recognizes the connection between climate change and access to water, and adapting to live in a warming world will be mean using the best available technology to be smart about our water use.

"We are pleased that our extensive water conservation initiatives have again been recognized by the highest government authority," said Dan Bridleman, senior vice president of sustainability, technology and strategic sourcing for KB Home, who was presented the award at last week's WaterSmart Innovations Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. "KB Home remains committed to water efficiency and our other sustainability-related initiatives that increase the value of the homes we build. We intend to continue to lead the way in this area as we believe it is the right thing to do as a homebuilder for our customers and the planet."

The EPA's WaterSense program offers a national label for water-efficient new homes that helps Americans identify homes that save water, energy and money on utility bills. According to the EPA, WaterSense labeled homes use 20 percent less water when compared to typical new homes. For a family of four, that translates to a savings of 50,000 gallons of water per year, and about $600 in annual utility bills.

"WaterSense is proud to partner with these champions of water efficiency who share our mission to protect the future of our nation's water supply," said Nancy Stoner, EPA's Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. "The 2012 WaterSense Partners of the Year were exceptional in their efforts to support innovative approaches to help people and companies save water and money on utility bills nationwide."

Congratulations to KB Home for being a leader in the industry.