KB Home Recognized for Mobile Health Clinic Donation

KB Home was recognized and thanked by the Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation and Riverside County Board of Supervisors today for contributing a new Mobile Clinic for the Center. 

The Mobile Health Clinic will be operated by Riverside County Regional Medical Center and will provide a new access point for healthcare, enabling the program to expand throughout Riverside County.

The Foundation presented Mike Freeman of KB Home with a commemorative plaque at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at this morning's Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting. Freeman said he was tremendously proud KB Home was to be able to raise more than $420,000 in five years to fund the Mobile Clinic's acquisition. The amount is part of KB Home's $1 million pledge to the Foundation.

KB Home has organized an annual golf tournament to raise the funds for the Foundation. The Riverside Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California has been a proud sponsor for the last two years. 

Read the Press-Enterprise story

Read the Foundation's press release

KB Home to Include Solar Panels Standard in 10 New Developments

Another BIA member is taking a strong stand to save homebuyers money while protecting the environment.

KB Home recently announced a new initiative to provide solar power systems for its new homes as a standard feature in 10 Southern California communities. The photovoltaic solar systems will help homeowners reduce their monthly energy bills and cost of homeownership for years to come, while also benefiting the environment.

KB Home has provided solar power systems as an option for buyers in the past, but this will be the first series of developments with solar energy systems as standard. The homes will be outfitted with six-panel photovoltaic solar systems built by SunPower Corp. Buyers will have the option of upgrading to systems as large as 14 panels, which could cut electricity bills to zero, Steve Ruffner, president of KB Home's Southern California division and Riverside BIA past president, told the Los Angeles Times.

The 10 new developments will be rolled out this year and in early 2012. The developments are being built in Eastvale, Chula Vista, Temecula, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, Chino, Valencia and Lake Forest. 

Read the full LA Times story

Read the KB Home press release 

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