KB Home recently unveiled one of the largest communities of LEED Platinum homes in Playa Vista, California. Called Primera Terra, the community has 52 luxury condos certified to green building standards and each home will have an Energy Performance Guide sticker. 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. 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 have tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances and lighting, and high-efficiency windows. 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. In addition, the community has a center with a pool and spa and is about a mile from the beach. Adding to the location attributes, owners have access to nearby banking, dry cleaning, shops, restaurants, and walking and biking trails.
Credits: KB Home.