Posts Tagged ‘Metrics’

Green Idea House Aces Toughest Zero Energy Certification!
by Robert Fortunato on August 20th, 2018 No Comments »

We are honored to recently receive one of the most rigorous building certifications available.   The Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Futures Institute’s Living Buildings Challenge is one of the few that uses actual building data to measure performance – and we had six years’ worth of data for
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Environmental Stewardship Award and TBR Article
by brettex on June 8th, 2017 No Comments »

Many thanks to all our friends, old and new, who participated in the Green Idea House Award Ceremony and Tour.  Mayor Hany Fangary was a most gracious and eloquent M.C for the event.  The superhero speakers included: Dency Nelson, Alison Diaz, Professor Marcela Oliva and Monique Ehsan.  We are grateful
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Green Idea House Featured in Buzzfeed Film
by brettex on May 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Many of you wanted to know what Buzzfeed was filming at our Green Idea House. They wanted to shoot a short film in an affordable, net positive energy, zero carbon, all electric “House of the Future”.
Monica and I had fun working with them. The cast and crew experienced Hermosa Beach
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Having fun with a great audience at the Dwell Show today! Thank you USGBC-LA for the invitation to speak.
by Robert Fortunato on June 25th, 2016 No Comments »
Green Idea House Presenting at the Dwell Show this Weekend!
by Robert Fortunato on June 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Want to see how Affordable, Net Zero Energy/Zero Carbon is Possible Today?   Join us at the Dwell Show this Saturday the 25th at 2:30 – 3:30pm.
We will again be presenting at the Dwell Show by invitation of the USGBC-LA.  We  appreciate the opportunity and look forward to seeing you there. 
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Want to see what affordable, practical, Net Zero Energy and Zero Carbon living looks like?
by Robert Fortunato on June 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Join us this Saturday at 10am for an exterior tour of the Green Idea House.  For the fourth year in a row will be part of the EPN Green South Bay Tour.
Why the electric utility pays us to run our house and car
Why it cost less to build and operate
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Speaking about the Green Idea House at the Municipal Green Building Conference
by Robert Fortunato on April 17th, 2016 No Comments »

It is an honor to again be speaking at the MGBCE this Thursday, April 21st.  This is one of my favorite events because I learned so much about sustainable building practices and met so many great people over the past 10 years. 
It is truly one of the best events
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TEDx Video – Leadership, Innovation and the “Impossible” House
by Robert Fortunato on October 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Dear Friends and Partners of the Green Idea House,
We are excited to share this TEDx video that features all of you – the community that came together to make the Green Idea House possible. Please watch it and share it with your social media friends. If there are enough views,
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TEDx Helps Helps Rediscover One of the Most Well Written Letters
by Robert Fortunato on August 29th, 2014 No Comments »

The preparation for the TEDx talk is causing us to dredge through 17 years of material that relates to the project.  But the story line is clear – a community came out to support big, impossible ideas and helped bring them to fruition.
Just one example is the beautifully written letter of recommendation
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TEDx “Beyond Limits” Features Green Idea House!
by Robert Fortunato on August 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

Robert was honored to be asked to do a TEDx talk on the Green Idea House on Friday September 12th. The theme “Beyond Limits” is perfect. It gives us the opportunity to share the surprising untold backstory of how a community came together to go beyond limits and accomplish what
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