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Harmony House LEED Platinum

Harmony House

This house is designed to achieve a LEED Platinum certification.  It won grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Gas Company.  The house incorporates excellent passive and active solar design and uses an innovative wall construction. 

The walls are constructed with blocks made of styrofoam and concrete, providing insulation and structural capacity all in one material. 

(Address not published at owner’s request)

 

Harmony House case study 

Last updated: Thursday, 10/04/2012

ZNE Guidelines for New Construction

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ZNE Cost Effectiveness Study 

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Matrix 2.0 Alternative Water Guidelines 

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New roadmap for decentralized, alternate water supplies - indoor and outdoor non-potable water regulations streamlined for rainwater, graywater, stormwater, blackwater use.


Solution Finding for Net Zero Water 

Sustainability experts from across the nation convened to explore statutory, technological, and engineering barriers to the widespread implementation of water recycling and reuse systems in commercial and residential buildings.
Net Zero Water Booklet
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High Performance Buildings Study


Designing high performance green buildings literally build our sustainable city commitments into the fabric of the community.  
Check out this study analyzing the costs of a prototypical mixed-use project.

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