Posts Tagged ‘Landscape’

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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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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Exploring the cutting edge – for the 7th year in a row!
by Robert Fortunato on September 26th, 2015 No Comments »

While working  in Denmark last week, a couple of leaders and students from the KaosPilot school joined me in my annual pilgrimage to places in Scandinavia that are leading the way on sustainability.  Coincidentally, my friend and neighbor Rick Learned and his sister happened to be in DK visiting relatives,
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Green Idea House Officially Dedicated!
by Robert Fortunato on April 7th, 2013 1 Comment »

We were honored to have Ed Begley Jr, Dency Nelson and 10 other wonderful speakers at the Green Idea House dedication ceremony yesterday.
Special thanks to Councilman Michael DiVirgilio for being a great M.C. and all the other enthusiastic participants who make it a very special morning.  We’ll be posting
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You are invited: Join Ed Begley, Jr. in Hermosa Beach for the Green Idea House Dedication Ceremony
by Robert Fortunato on March 27th, 2013 9 Comments »

Dear Friends of the Green Idea House:
We have appreciated your friendship and support as we planned, built and tested the Green Idea House.  The success we have achieved would have been impossible without you, our community of friends and supporters.  Together we proved that one family can affordably remodel a
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Sandpipers Tour a Huge Success for Local Charities
by Robert Fortunato on December 20th, 2012 2 Comments »

Sandpipers Tour a Huge Success for Local Charities
Stephanie Cusack, Sandpipers’ Director of Fall Events, kindly stopped by the other day to let us know the Holiday Homes Tour – their biggest fundraiser of the year – was very successful.  We were honored to have the GIH help raise money for
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L.A. Trade Tech Students Get a Lesson in Green Building and Join Our Planting Party
by Robert Fortunato on November 16th, 2012 No Comments »

Last weekend, Professor Marcela Oliva sent her students on assignment last weekend to understand how the GIH works.  Not only did they get a lesson in green building, but our excellent landscape designer, Tracy Worth, gave them on overview of the sustainable landscape.
After talking theory, we all went out and
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Two FREE Opportunities This Saturday to See How the GIH Works!
by Robert Fortunato on May 9th, 2012 No Comments »

At 9am and 10am on Saturday May 9th we will be running tours (outside only) as part of the South Bay Solar and Green Homes Tour put on by the Environmental Priorities Network.  Nine other families will be opening their houses for the tour as well: SolarGreenHomesTour 2012
Also on Saturday at
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Win a FREE A Green Point Rating from Build It Green or Just Get the Rebate!
by Robert Fortunato on May 2nd, 2012 No Comments »

Enter the Green Label Sweepstakes.  In this sweepstakes, one lucky Los Angeles County homeowner will win a free GreenPoint Rating. A GreenPoint Rater will help you evaluate your home and the points awarded for your green home features. Your home must achieve a minimum point value in order to qualify
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Green Idea House Receives Los Angeles County’s 2012 Green Leadership Award
by Robert Fortunato on April 29th, 2012 1 Comment »

We are honored to receive the award on behalf of all of you who have supported us over the last five years in bringing this to fruition.
It was a pleasure meeting the other award winners at the County Supervisor’s meeting and our son, Carter, was thrilled to get the morning
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