Posts Tagged ‘Affordable’

Policy Makers Tour the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on December 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Very happy to have City Council Members Nanette Barragan and Hany Fangary tour of the Green Idea House yesterday.  The Council Members were interested in understanding how we designed and built a Net Zero Energy/Zero Carbon house for less cost than standard construction using off the shelf technologies that are
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Notebooks in Hand, 150 Environmental Charter High School Students Descend on the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on December 9th, 2013 No Comments »

We were honored to have the award winning Environmental Charter High School request a tour of our Green Idea House.  The students arrived as promised, 75 in the morning and 75 in the afternoon.  When we asked the students why they were interested in touring the Green Idea House, without
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Six Month EV Review – Shocking!
by Robert Fortunato on November 11th, 2013 14 Comments »

It has been six months and 5000 miles since we purchased our Mitsubishi i-miev all electric vehicle.  The long and short of it is that we love it!  We enjoy driving it more than we expected and the cost of ownership savings will pay for the car in its 100K lifespan.
For the
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Speaking about the Green Idea House at the Solar Decathlon on Saturday!
by Robert Fortunato on October 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Robert is honored to be speaking about the Green Idea House at the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon at the Great Park in Irvine on Saturday at 1pm – 2pm.
At this FREE event that is open to the public, teams from all over the world assemble sustainable houses on site
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Latest Energy Bill Says it All – Thank You from the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on August 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Dear Friends and Partners of the Green Idea House,
As we start to turn our attention to new adventures, we would like to sincerely thank all of you for helping to make the impossible, possible.  It has been an incredible 7 year odyssey designing, retrofitting and now living in the Green
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Attending Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting this Week!
by Robert Fortunato on June 11th, 2013 No Comments »

We are honored to be invited to share perspectives at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting in Chicago June 13–14. CGI America will be hosted by President Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Board Member Chelsea Clinton.
About CGI America
The Clinton
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Sierra Club, SouthBay Chapter Newsletter Features the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on June 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Eva Cicoria attended our dedication ceremony, went on the tour and did a terrific write up!  Thank you Eva for sharing your experience at the Green Idea House.

Speaking at the Dwell on Design Show Saturday, June 22nd!
by Robert Fortunato on May 26th, 2013 No Comments »

We are looking forward to telling the Green Idea House story at the Dwell On Design Show in the LA convention Center on Saturday June 22nd.
We have always been huge architecture and design fans and have been going to the show for years.  That is where we first met many
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Sealing the Deal for Energy Efficiency, Healthy Air and New Jobs
by Robert Fortunato on May 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Sealing the crawlspace is one of the innovations that allows the Green Idea House to use 70% less energy than the old house that was here.  It also ensures that the air we breathe is safe.
Crawl spaces are useful to allow access to mechanical parts of the building.  But as
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Earth Day Activities and Two More Opportunities to Learn about the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on April 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

It was an honor speaking about the Green Idea House on Earth Day at the very august Los Angeles City Hall.   The organizers did an excellent job with the program (see attached) and it was a pleasure having friends and supporters of the project like Dency Nelson, Professor Marcella Oliva, Lillian
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