KB Home releases Sustainability Report for Earth Day
KB Home has released its seventh annual Sustainability Report for 2013, which evaluates the homebuilder’s actual progress compared to its stated goals.
“KB Home is proud to publish our seventh annual Sustainability Report," said president and CEO Jeffrey Mezger. "For the third year in a row, we are releasing the report to celebrate Earth Day. We essentially view every day as Earth Day at KB Home as we remain committed to designing our homes to be more efficient and to consume fewer natural resources, in order to help both our planet and our homebuyers."
Among KB Home’s accomplishments last year were a decrease in the average Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) Index Score for its new homes for the sixth straight year. Several moving parts contributed to this, including the Wiser home management system for energy usage and several energy- and water-saving technologies.
In particular focus were its ZeroHouse 2.0 model homes, which are designed to achieve net-zero energy status and zero freshwater irrigation use.
Mezger added that the typical new KB Home is 65% more energy-efficient and uses 30,000 less gallons of water annualy compared to a typical resale home that lacks energy- and water-efficient features.
At Menards, Crestline reports wider offering
Medford, Wis.-based Crestline Windows and Doors has considerably expanded its stocked product offering at Menards stores in recent weeks, the company announced.
Products now on the Midwest retailer’s shelves include several sizes and styles in the Select 200 Series, Select 250 Series and Select 300 Series. Menards’ customers can access all-vinyl patio doors and windows right from the retail floor, with special orders of other Crestline product lines, sizes and styles also available.
“Menards has been a great partner for Crestline Windows & Doors and we are pleased to be expanding our stocked products in the stores,” said Mark Schield, owner of Crestline Windows & Doors. “Now it’s even easier for builders, remodelers and DIY homeowners to get Crestline products. You can’t beat the convenience of buying windows or patio doors at Menards.”
Crestline Windows and Doors manufactures wood and vinyl windows and patio doors.