From admin on May 21st, 2010 in Los Angeles
The number zero might not be such a good thing in a variety of cases (bank account balances, test scores, IQ levels…you get the point), but when it comes to energy usage, it’s a spectacular feat. The Zenergy House, a 1950s Los Angeles remodel by the team at Residential Energy Assessment Services, was able to accomplish just that…while still sticking to an undeniably appealing design.
Located in the Studio City area, this prototype is being used to show skeptics everywhere that zero energy usage is not only plausible – it’s possible. The home is currently open to the public, with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts hosting tours and plans for educational seminars and other events coming up.
The home itself sits at 2,450 square feet and has three bedrooms and three baths. Solar panels line the roof, and other green features are used down to the tiniest details. Even the Mio wall tiles in this room above are made from recycled paper.
Although the first priority was making the home as environmentally friendly as possible, good design was certainly not ignored. Check out the rest of the rooms in the Zenergy House:
Perhaps a home as appealing as this one means that green living really can be part of mainstream society. For now, REAS deserves a hearty pat on the back.