The city of Lancaster, Calif., Chinese industrial conglomerate BYD and national homebuilder KB Home, Los Angeles, have completed a green prototype home utilizing BYD's solar, battery and LED Lighting systems.
KB Home began construction on the home in late March 2010 in association with BYD. BYD's green energy technologies were incorporated into a new model home at KB Home's Alamosa community in Lancaster. The home was built to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR guidelines and includes many earth-friendly features. BYD provided renewable energy-related materials including solar panels, energy storage batteries, and LED energy-saving lights. KB Home also installed an electric vehicle outlet to demonstrate the home's ability to charge BYD's F3DM and e6 electric vehicles, which were on display at the home. Details