Green Building in the USA

While the U.S. housing market remains in flux because of high employment and record foreclosures, KB Home, one of America’s premier home builders, has found success in building and marketing homes and properties that are green and environmentally-friendly.

On May 17, KB Home unveiled the Primera Terra, the largest Leed Platinum-certified residential community in California. Leed, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Leed-certified homes typically use 20 to 30 percent less energy than other new or resale homes, but some homes using up to 60 percent less energy.

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