KB Home recently unveiled one of the largest communities of LEED Platinum homes in Playa Vista, California. Â Called Primera Terra, the community has 52 luxury condos certified to green building standards and each home will have an Energy Performance Guide sticker. Â These homes are about 40% more efficient than Title 24 standards and could cost as low as $57 per month on heating and cooling.
Primera Terra has homes from six floor plans ranging in size from 965 to 1,504 square feet. Â In terms of pricing, the condos are selling for about $500,000, give or take some depending on the home, according ABC News.
To save on energy, Primera Terra homes haveÂ tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances and lighting, and high-efficiency windows. Â In addition, they have WaterSense faucets and toilets, active ventilation, and low-VOC paints and flooring.
Owners each have an energy monitoring system that they can use to track energy use online or with a smart phone. Â In addition, the community has a center with a pool and spa and is about a mile from the beach. Â Adding to the location attributes, owners have access to nearby banking, dry cleaning, shops, restaurants, and walking and biking trails.
Credits: KB Home.