KB Home has partnered with The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) to use the line of co-branded, low-VOC interior paints in all of its new homes that begin construction after January 1, 2009. This environmentally preferred paint developed by Sherwin-Williams is formulated to be low in odor, resists mildew and can help promote better indoor air quality when compared to traditional paints.

KB Home has included low-VOC paints in its Built to Order offerings to customers for many years, but has now committed to use them exclusively across all of its homebuilding operations.

The KB Home Studios is a place where customers select options to customize their new KB homes. This studio offers a wide selection of the new low-VOC interior paint colors as part of its My Home. My Earth. line of environmentally friendly choices.

Sherwin-Williams has been an outstanding partner to work with in our company-wide effort to build homes that are more environmentally friendly for our customers, said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. Each additional step we take is an important one for our customers and our planet.

KB Home is a recognized leader in the homebuilding industry for its commitment to sustainability, said Christopher M. Connor, chairman and chief executive officer of Sherwin-Williams. We’re pleased that every KB homeowner across the country will now enjoy our high-quality products in their new homes for years to come.

KB Home honored Sherwin-Williams at its 2008 Strategic Partners Conference with a sustainability partnership award. The awards were presented to companies whose products have made a positive contribution to KB Home’s My Home. My Earth. strategic environmental initiative.

KB Home has begun exclusively providing Shaw Anso Nylon carpet in all new home construction in 2008. This new carpet is recyclable and emits lower VOCs in the home environment compared to standard carpet. By adding this new line of environmentally preferred paints, KB Home moves closer its goal of improving indoor air quality and becoming a leading environmentally friendly national company.