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The Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt is a true IoT experience
By Jennifer Castenson
Data tracking and real-time information are key to a healthy, comfortable home. The internet of things (IoT) provides technologies that help evolve homes and educate homeowners, making the healthy, comfortable home a reality.
Jacob Atalla, vice president of sustainability at KB Home, talks about how the Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt uses data and technology to deliver sustainable solutions. One of the most important steps is being mindful. Atalla says that when homeowners are aware of how much energy they are using, they save up to 12% more, which is a huge savings just for being cognizant. Plus, there is a reduced need for solar panels, which equates to more cost savings.
The ProjeKt home incorporates data and technology to make the home aware. This new realm of the IoT in the house not only reduces bills, but also leads to home comfort. The building envelope is more secure, which leads to better air ventilation and healthier homeowners. Homeowners can even check on indoor air quality—everything is at their fingertips.
Technology also brings new ways of managing home security, whether you are at home or away. The smart controls can be automated and manually changed to provide optimal peace of mind; it can even lock up as you tell it good night.
As the IoT evolves the understanding of our relationship with our homes, KB Home is working on ways to make it a part of every home available, in an affordable way. Its goal is to bring this level of home intellect to the market on a greater scale.
The Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt and its smart technologies were on display at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in October, where it drew thousands of visitors. Learn more at builderonline.com/kbhomeprojeKt.
This article was originally published by Builder on October 28, 2016.
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