Posts Tagged ‘Air Quality’

“Hailed as a New Standard in Green Building” in Walls and Ceilings Magazine
by Robert Fortunato on January 11th, 2013 No Comments »

We got so busy having the Green Idea House on the Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour that we neglected to post John Wyatt’s excellent article in Walls and Ceilings Magazine.  Although the article is a good read for anyone, it is good to know that the contractor press is getting the
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TeachingGreen Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on June 26th, 2012 No Comments »

Kathleen Jacecko, Founder/Director of TeachingGreen, posted an excellent interview about the Green Idea House at:

Energy Upgrade CA Publishes Case Study on the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on May 19th, 2012 3 Comments »

Many thanks to Nathalie Gonzalez for sponsoring this excellent case study and Lena Ketabgian for doing a great write up.
The case study can be found at the following link: CaseStudy-greenideahouse 2a

Department of Energy Officials like what they see on their GIH Tour
by Robert Fortunato on May 17th, 2012 No Comments »

Yesterday afternoon a team of DOE officials from Washington, D.C.and Coloradodescended on the GIH.  They were eager to learn about all the innovative, affordable and off the shelf technologies we put together that gets the GIH to net zero energy and zero carbon.  They are doing this to find out
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Hermosa Beach (The Green Idea City) is One Step Closer to a Carbon Neutral Future
by Robert Fortunato on May 16th, 2012 No Comments »

Kudos to all those who supported HB in getting a $410K grant to draw up a carbon neutral plan for the city.  Doug Morino from the Easy reader did a great job of covering the story.
As contemplated in an earlier post, a carbon neutral Hermosa Beach is the next logical
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The Green Idea House won Los Angeles County’s Green Leadership Award for 2012!
by Robert Fortunato on April 20th, 2012 No Comments »

This was only possible because all of you came together as a community around the idea that anyone can and should build with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind.  Thank you!
Special thanks go out to the City of Hermosa Beach’s Senior Planner, Pam Townsend who used her own personal time
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“I’ve tested over 500 buildings and this is, by far, the best test score I’ve ever seen!”
by Robert Fortunato on April 18th, 2012 No Comments »

That is a direct quote from Jim Creech, a building science professional at RHA who did the blower door* test-out on the GIH for the Energy Upgrade CA Program.
When we tested the building before we renovated we received a score of 1959 (higher is more leaky).  Normal is about one
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Eaton Corporation
by Robert Fortunato on April 25th, 2010 2 Comments »

Eaton’s established excellence in both the automotive and electrical distribution/control industries have created a perfect platform for all electrical vehicle charging needs. Whether it’s a residential system, a commercial endeavor or a system to support fleet electric vehicles, Eaton has the products and the depth of experience to support, install
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FLOR Inspired Modular Floorcovering
by Robert Fortunato on April 25th, 2010 No Comments »

FLOR’s innovative system of carpet squares comes in an inspiring palette of colors, patterns and textures that can be assembled to create custom rugs, runners or wall-to-wall designs of any shape or size. Designed for real life, FLOR squares let you replace squares, not rooms, and are an environmentally-responsible choice
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Kenyon International
by Robert Fortunato on April 25th, 2010 No Comments »

Kenyon International, is pleased to assist the Green Idea House in achieving carbon neutral, smokeless grilling outdoors that creates tasty food and a healthier environment.  Celebrating over 81 years of service and innovation, Kenyon proudly manufactures in the USA.  Featuring compact 1 and 2-burner specialty ceramic glass cooktops, in traditional
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