Are you ready to buy a new green house with a garage ready for your EV or CNG-powered vehicle?
KB Home unveiled its first ZeroHouse 2.0 in Los Angeles County yesterday, a house that comes ready for green vehicles with an EV charging station and a CNG hoockup in the garage.
The company said a “fuel forward” garage with both an EV charger for electric and hybrid vehicles and a CNG fueling station for natural gas powered cars has been integrated into its ZeroHouse 2.0 on its built to order program.
The newest ZeroHouse 2.0 is the first KB home designed to achieve both net-zero energy status, and zero freshwater irrigation use by a family of four or more, explained the builder. Dubbed by KB Homes as the “Double ZeroHouse” for its dual emphasis on energy and water efficiency, the home is equipped to recycle drainwater on-site and reuse it for landscaping, minimizing the home’s overall demand for new water and eliminating the household’s need to use freshwater for the home’s established low-water landscaping.
KB Home estimates that the Double ZeroHouse 2.0 at Dawn Creek can conserve 150,000 gallons of water each year when compared to a typical resale home and landscaping, a reduction of approximately 70 percent. In addition, the ZeroHouse is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes, potentially yielding an electric bill of $0, per the builder, even considering charging an electric car in the garage.
The City of Lancaster, where KB Home’s Double ZeroHouse 2.0 is located, is committed to becoming the Alternative Energy Capital of the World, as well as the nation’s first Net-Zero City.