Posts Tagged ‘solar’

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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Gas versus Electricity
by Robert Fortunato on October 6th, 2014 3 Comments »

Our friends Nick and Holland have courageously ventured forth to retrofit their house into their Net Zero Nest. In the process they are asking great questions. One of them was about a Gas vs Electric cook-top. Our response follows:
The subject of gas vs electricity overall is a big one for
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One More Day to GIH TEDx! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone we gave you the promo code!
by Robert Fortunato on September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Robert was honored to be asked to do a TEDx talk on the Green Idea House tomorrow, Friday September 12th. You can still get tickets at: and the promo code RUHSLimits will get you $5 off the ticket price.
The theme “Beyond Limits” is perfect. It gives us the opportunity to share the
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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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Graumman’s Chinese Theater Welcomes “The Future of Energy”
by Robert Fortunato on June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Monica and Carter were honored to be invited to Graumman’s Chinese Theater over the weekend.  The world premiere of the film “The Future of Energy” features our very own Green Idea House!  The filmmakers and other participants in the film did a wonderful job explaining how renewable energy is cleaner,
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How would the situation in the Ukraine be different if everyone had a Green Idea House?
by Robert Fortunato on May 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

We recently got back from a trip to Croatia and Bosnia.  Incredibly interesting and beautiful places – and it is tragic to see the devastation that man’s inhumanity to man can bring.  The people there are clear that the same thing that happened to them in their brutal civil war
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You Made a Difference!
by Robert Fortunato on March 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Thanks to all of you, an unprecedented 20 people spoke at Friday’s Strategic Planning session, 164 people signed the petition and 10 people wrote letters to council in support of Hermosa Beach being the first city to harvest as much renewable energy as it uses.  Even though we could not
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Speaking of the Green Idea House
by Robert Fortunato on March 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Robert is honored to be one of the speakers at the 9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium “Energy Alternatives for California’s Future: Environmental Health Aspects.” March 5, 2014 California State University, Northridge. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., USU Northridge Center
A description of the conference is below and an agenda can be found at:
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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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