"The Green Idea House" is a house in Hermosa Beach that was retrofitted to be net zero energy as well as carbon neutral. This means that the house produces enough energy on site to meet its low energy demands, and also that the total amount of carbon released due to the project was completely offset or sequestered.
"The Green Idea House" is the first of its kind in Southern California and has been named the cornerstone case study for Southern California Edison's Net Zero Energy Initiative. The home also meets LEED Platinum standards, is Green Point Rated, and won the 2012 Green Leadership Award.
The goal of the project was to publicly demonstrate the process of retrofitting one's home to be energy efficient and sustainable, and to show that it is a feasible and affordable project. The entire venture was able to stay within their total construction budget of $400,000.
The project prevented over 97% of the construction and demolition waste from going to the landfill. It also took into consideration important environmental factors such as material use, water use, and toxicity.
To see photos or for more information, check out www.greenideahouse.com!
Please feel free to contact me at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com if you are interested in purchasing a "green" home. I have an expertise in green homes and sustainable architecture!