Is Red Hot the New Black?

Is Red Hot the New Black?

Last week I attended the Climate Change Forum hosted by Congressman Alan Lowenthal at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Inspiring speakers presented research on weather and ocean trends and shared their thoughts on how California can be resilient as our environment continues to evolve. Dr. Jerry Schubel, President/CEO of the Aquarium pointed out that California has a wider range of climates and environments than any other state. That gives us […]

House Features – Indoor Air Quality

Many visitors to our Open House requested copies of the signs we posted on the sustainable features of the home. We present them here to help others in making their own decisions.  These are the features that relate to indoor air quality.

Check out the Green Idea House

If you like what we’re doing with the Net Zero Nest, you can fast forward to the end of another great green building project at the Green Idea House website.  Robert and Monica Fortunato took their house and poured their energy into rebuilding it as a demonstration net-zero home.  They incorporated many cutting-edge technologies, as well as many common sense ones, and created quite a splash with Ed Begley, Jr and […]

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

 I have never lived in a ranch style home, so the form is somewhat new to me. Although apparently ONLY to me, because ranches became the ubiquitous tract home in the 1960’s due in part to their reasonable construction cost, durability, and room for easy customization. They were mostly a no frills, unpretentious, family home that felt no need to put forward curb appeal for the pleasure of others. And […]