Los Angeles- based KB Homes, hoping to attract customers has joined in partnership with Irvine- based Boral Roofing— manufacturer of what is now popularly called as the “smog-eating tile”, a recent innovative addition to the green home product lines. The smog- eating tile is said to be suitable among homes in Southern California. The green home product is a concrete roof tile that is said to counteract against smog- forming nitrogen, which are emitted by automobiles into the air.
Last summer, the national homebuilder, KB Homes had a special initial demonstration in Lancaster on the green home product, which attracted several eager responses from the public.
According to the a press release, because of the public’s eager response, KB Homes will be offering the green home product— smog- eating tile to all its housing projects in Southern California.
Kb Homes will be offering the roof- tile to 25 of its housing developments in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
In several communities, the green home product comes standard, but upgrades are available on an extra $800, an average.
KB Home’s Southern California division president, Steve Ruffner, pollution from automobiles in California is a serious issue and the new cutting- edge product would be very useful.
The vice president for Boral Roofing, John Renowden said, if the roof- tile is installed on numerous homes, it can improve the neighborhood’s air quality. The smog- reducing ability of the tile is expected to last for about 25 years.
The smog- reducing ability of KB Home and Booral Roofing’s green home product is proven in intensive field studies and laboratory testing.