A Blueprint for a Smaller Footprint.

Starting with a typical Long Beach home, we will demonstrate sustainable renovation techniques, publicize the process, and measure performance against the standard of net-zero energy.

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Green Materials & Products We Like


We put Solatubes in every bathroom, and we find that during daylight hours, we don’t...

Design · Sustainable
Soundbreak Gypsum Board

Soundbreak board by National Gypsum was used to contain the noise in our laundry...

Design · Kitchen
Fleetwood Sliding Doors

Fleetwood came highly recommended by our architects, and they created a dramatic 12′ sliding Aluminum-frame...

Design · Sustainable
Reclaimed Wood

We used reclaimed oak from The Vintage Wood Floor Company to warm up our great...

Design · Flooring · Sustainable
Panasonic Vent Fans

Panasonic is the leader in vent fans.  Their products are energy-efficient, quiet, and reliable. ...

HVAC · Sustainable

OPENHAUS design is a boutique architecture firm with exceptional ability in the areas of practical...

Architecture · Design · Sustainable
Cambria countertops

Cambria quartz countertops are rugged enough to last without a lot of maintenance, and...

Countertops · GreenGuard · Kitchen
Marmoleum flooring

Marmoleum Click is made of natural materials, including wood pulp, linseed oil, and minerals....

Flooring · Sustainable
Nexus-e Water

Nexus-e Water is an exciting sustainability appliance that captures energy from shower water, filters...

Water Heating · Water Saving

Our Goals

  • Energy Efficiency · 100%
  • Indoor Air Quality · 90%
  • Responsible Water Use · 80%
  • Prove Feasibility · 70%

    Our Partners

    • Merlex Stucco
    • D’MAND
    • OPENHAUS design
    • Energy Upgrade California
    • Hardey Construction
    • Energy Inspectors
    • Trillamar Webcraft
    • Panasonic
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