In recognition of their role in advancing home sustainability and energy-efficient home construction, Masco Home Services (MHS) has been awarded the 2013 KB Home Sustainability Leadership Award for their efforts to transform how builders view energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
"Masco Home Services has helped educate our industry on building science and energy efficiency programs, and is also actively working to enhance the process of rating services," said Dan Bridleman, senior vice president of Sustainability, Technology and Strategic Sourcing for KB Home. "In 2013 MHS worked with us in Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, and Tucson. However, their services go well beyond rating homes that we build. They are a trusted 'sounding board' for new initiatives that we evaluate, and are very diligent in helping us improve the quality of our program."
The award was announced during KB Home's 2013 Strategic Supplier Conference and accepted by Larry Laseter, Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing, and Dave Bell, Director of Building Science for Masco Home Services. Masco Home Services was one of only three recipients of this award, from a group of over 40 strategic partners.
About Masco Home Services and the Environments For Living program
Masco Home Services, Inc., a Masco company, is an innovative leader in home performance and creating energy-efficient, comfortable homes. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the company serves both homeowners and residential builders through the Environments For Living® and Environments For Living Certified Green® programs. Additional information is available at: www.EnvironmentsForLiving.com.
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. In addition to meeting strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, all KB homes are highly energy efficient to help lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). A leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, KB Home was named the #1 Green Homebuilder in the most recent study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 World's Most Admired Companies list. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol "KBH." For more information about KB Home's new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.
About the ENERGY STAR program
The ENERGY STAR® program was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR program offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 17,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about the ENERGY STAR program, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STARYES (1-888-782-7937). ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR logo are registered marks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.