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KB Home Buyers Can “Get Smart” With New Whirlpool® Appliances Now Available

KB Home (NYSE:KBH), one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, today announced a new collaboration with its longtime partner, Whirlpool Corporation, in which the company will become the first national homebuilder to offer the manufacturer’s innovative line of Whirlpool brand “smart” appliances to homebuyers at KB Home Design Studios. An initial offering will make Whirlpool’s 6 th Sense Live refrigerators and dishwashers available to KB homebuyers in all of KB Home’s communities and Design Studios in Southern California. The companies are planning a nationwide rollout throughout the rest of 2013 and into 2014, with laundry pairs of smart washers and dryers expected to be added in a future phase of the program.

Whirlpool’s 6 th Sense Live appliances enable homeowners to connect their refrigerator, dishwasher and laundry pair to the smart grid, track energy consumption and operate all of them from computers and mobile devices. The 6 th Sense Live technology platform simplifies home appliance management with Smart Assistant features like Vacation Assistant, Remote Start/Pause and text messages. The appliances also deliver real-time information, such as what cycle the smart dishwasher is on, as well as energy rates and consumption. The appliances can even send alerts to consumers’ smart phones and tablets, such as a warning if the refrigerator door is left open, which can help save energy and prevent food spoilage.

“Being the first to showcase and offer these cutting-edge ‘smart’ appliances again demonstrates KB Home’s leadership in new home innovation and our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art technology to our homebuyers,” said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. “These products, like our homes, are designed first and foremost with the homeowner in mind—with the added bonus that they are among the most energy-efficient available today and can help our homeowners further reduce both their energy bill and their impact on the environment.”

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