The Home Of The Future | 2016 Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt

2016 Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt Features Softwood Lumber

Home offers unprecedented time-travel look ahead to the years 2020 and 2050.

Wood, Naturally sponsored the Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt™ demonstration “home of the future” at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles. The house, built in the span of two days inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, was available for in-person discovery tours for conference attendees and is now available nationwide via the online virtual tour.

The Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt, presented by Hanley Wood in partnership with KB Home (NYSE:KBH), BUILDER Magazine, KTGY Architecture + Planning, and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Virginia Tech, was designed to serve as an unprecedented time-travel look ahead to the years 2020 and 2050 as a way to bring new perspective and strategic scenario-planning opportunities to builders and consumers alike. The display at the 2016 Greenbuild Conference and Expo boasted vignettes that featured assemblies and systems, home tours, interactive educational features, and a digital wall display.

The home was designed to be sustainable, resilient, and achieve LEED and National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certifications for energy efficiency today, net-zero energy per California’s 2020 goals, and featured super materials and innovations for 2050. Composed of cartridges for modularity and movable walls, the home was flexible and able to adapt and change in real-time and over time to conditions and people’s needs. Wellness, safety, and health features were throughout the home — from cooking equipment which prevents nutrient loss during food preparation to lighting optimized for circadian rhythms. Technology also played a key role in the home, featuring automation systems to achieve the ultimate smart home with unprecedented levels of convenience, efficiency, awareness, and wellness.