KB Home has revealed its ultra-green Primera Terra development in west Los Angeles. The development is the production builder’s first LEED Platinum-certified community.
The 52 luxury apartments of Primera Terra, situated in the walkable Playa Vista neighborhood, are built using sustainable materials along with energy and water saving installations to provide more comforts than a normal construction. The homes are designed to save around 40 percent on energy costs when compared to similar sized homes that conform to the state's Title 24 standards. Select homes in the building are anticipated to spend only $57 per month towards heating and cooling costs.
Each home in the building is built with high-performance features such as tankless water heaters, energy-efficient windows, Energy Star-rated lighting and appliances, and WaterSense-labeled faucets and toilets. Each unit will also feature a energy monitoring system that will allow homeowners to track their energy usage through the Web or a mobile interface.
Buyers have a choice of six floor plans; floor spaces range from 965 to 1,504 square feet with a maximum of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the homes has a private balcony or patio and two underground parking spaces with power charging facilities for electric vehicles.
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