Hanley Wood’s BUILDER Magazine and KB Home Explore Where Tomorrow Lives with 2019 Concept Home

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The project leverages collaboration to discover the best in sustainable, healthy living.

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, design and commercial construction industries, is again teaming up with KB Home, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, to produce the KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives. The project will represent the ultimate exploration of health, wellness and sustainability in a volume homebuilding framework. The best-in-class home will be revealed January 2019 in Las Vegas.

“The BUILDER Concept Home derives value from exploring a topic to reveal both the issues and challenges, and the solution,” says Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “Only through the expertise of the builder and the collaboration of the partners can we create a platform that informs the industry on such a critical topic. In this case, the KB Home ProjeKt offers a look at the future of healthier living through design and building science, and, more importantly, how to make it practical for the average homebuyer.”

As a leader in sustainable homebuilding, KB Home will be leveraging its previous ProjeKt home experience to create a residence that incorporates new research and thinking from a variety of collaborators, including KTGY Architecture + Planning, AndersonBaron, Delos Labs, the National Renewable Energy Labs and a number of supplier partners. A core objective of the new KB Home ProjeKt is to inform the public of the important daily health and wellness issues that can be addressed and/or improved within the home environment. At the same time, the KB Home ProjeKt will bring new insight to the professional building community on how to design, engineer and construct an attainable and cost-effective healthy home.

“We know the best way to predict the future is to build it,” said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home’s chairman, president, and CEO. “Our practice is to anticipate today what our homeowners will want and need in the future and to find the most efficient and sustainable way to bring those ideas into reality. In the ProjeKt home, we will explore materials, processes and systems that will influence homebuilding in the future. Our goal is to build higher performance homes that also promote sustainable and healthier living, and provide flexible home designs that can adapt to homeowners’ changing needs.”

The new KB Home ProjeKt will also spotlight key health and wellness matters, such as the quality of air and water, circadian lighting, noise reduction, resilient technologies, and sound sleep support. These will be addressed through a close collaboration of the several partners that will bring the KB Home ProjeKt to life.

Current sponsors of the new KB Home ProjeKt include:

  • Title Sponsor: Whirlpool Corporation
  • Founding Sponsors: Carrier, Eldorado Stone, Entekra, MiTek, Timberlake Cabinets, and Weyerhaeuser
  • Alliance Sponsors: Allura Fiber Cement Products, Kohler, Kwikset, SeaGull Lighting, Square D by Schneider Electric, and ZIP Systems® Sheathing & Tape
  • Supporting Sponsors: AeroBarrier, Cox Communications, Emser Tile, Greyter Water Systems, Kingspan Insulation LLC, Ply Gem Building Products, Rainbird, Shaw, Sherwin Williams Company, Therma-Tru, Uponor/Phyn, and Western Window Systems

Project partners include AndersonBaron and KTGY Architecture + Planning. The National Renewable Energy Lab and Delos Labs are participating as project contributors.

The KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives home will be revealed in the Inspirada master-planned community in Henderson, Nevada in January 2019. Visit http://www.builderonline.com/kbhomeprojekt to stay up-to-date with the KB Home ProjeKt developments.

About KB Home
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 35 markets in 7 states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, we are an industry leader in sustainability, building innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient homes. We invite you to learn more about KB Home by visiting http://www.kbhome.com, calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on Facebook.com/KBHome or Twitter.com/KBHome.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database, the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

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