The offering of these new smart appliances underscores KB Home’s continued focus on advancing new home building science technology and sustainability, as well as the builder’s dedication to enhancing the homebuying experience for its customers. Earlier this year, the builder issued its sixth annual Sustainability Report highlighting its achievements in 2012 and its goals for 2013, which included improving its homes’ energy efficiency and introducing new technology options. Already this year, KB Home has opened additional solar-standard communities as well as a new ZeroHouse 2.0 net-zero energy model home. In addition, all new KB homes now include an energy monitoring system and a USB outlet as standard features.“Given our longstanding partnership, our decision to launch our smart appliance line in the production new home market with KB Home was a great choice,” said Bob Bergeth, general manager of builder sales for Whirlpool Corporation. “We’re two like-minded companies, always looking for the next big idea, the next thing that will make our customers lives’ easier and better. Smart appliances are one of our most significant innovations yet, and we’re confident the KB homebuyer will want to include them into their Built to Order new home.” For more information about KB Home, or to learn more about its Built to Order™ homebuying experience and sustainability initiatives, visit www.kbhome.com or call 888-KB-HOMES. For more information about Whirlpool Corporation and its new smart appliances, visit www.insideadvantage.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.