KB Home, BSAG to develop energy efficient homes in San Antonio, Texas

Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio’s residential green building program, has entered into an agreement with KB Home, a US-based developer, to build energy efficient homes in San Antonio, Texas, US. The new, energy efficient homes dubbed as ZeroHouse 2.0 from KB Homes are the first net-zero energy home from the builder. The homes, in comparison with the standard municipal code, at the minimum are 15% more efficient in terms of energy consumption.

The houses feature higher insulation, advanced HVAC systems as well as dual-plane, low-e windows. The roof of these homes feature solar panels that generate the power it needs to fuel its various energy requirements.

All these homes are ENERGY STAR qualified. Furthermore, from 1 December 2011, all new homes built in KB Home’s communities in San Antonio will carry BSAG Certification.The purpose of BSAG is to create awareness as well as interest among builders in resource-efficient construction methods, materials, as well as technologies.