Posts Tagged ‘Affordable’

Award Ceremony and Tour of the Green Idea House this Saturday!
by brettex on May 21st, 2017 No Comments »

California State Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi will be presenting an Environmental Stewardship Award to the Fortunato family for work on their Green Idea House.  The award is celebrating five years of operating and demonstrating an affordable, net zero energy, zero carbon case study house.  An exterior tour will follow the
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Green Idea House Featured in Buzzfeed Film
by brettex on May 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Many of you wanted to know what Buzzfeed was filming at our Green Idea House. They wanted to shoot a short film in an affordable, net positive energy, zero carbon, all electric “House of the Future”.
Monica and I had fun working with them. The cast and crew experienced Hermosa Beach
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Having fun with a great audience at the Dwell Show today! Thank you USGBC-LA for the invitation to speak.
by Robert Fortunato on June 25th, 2016 No Comments »
Green Idea House Presenting at the Dwell Show this Weekend!
by Robert Fortunato on June 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Want to see how Affordable, Net Zero Energy/Zero Carbon is Possible Today?   Join us at the Dwell Show this Saturday the 25th at 2:30 – 3:30pm.
We will again be presenting at the Dwell Show by invitation of the USGBC-LA.  We  appreciate the opportunity and look forward to seeing you there. 
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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.
Learn:
Why the electric utility pays us to run our house and car
Why it cost less to build and operate
How
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Happy Earth Day 2016!
by Robert Fortunato on April 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

It was great celebrating by speaking at the MGBCE and by judging the Grades of Green Trash Free Lunch Challenge.  The MGBCE was a excellent event and my talk was packed full of interesting and interested people – very fun.
Our Grades of Green Group went to see three finalist schools
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Speaking about the Green Idea House at the Municipal Green Building Conference
by Robert Fortunato on April 17th, 2016 No Comments »

It is an honor to again be speaking at the MGBCE this Thursday, April 21st.  This is one of my favorite events because I learned so much about sustainable building practices and met so many great people over the past 10 years. 
It is truly one of the best events
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Bill Says It All
by Robert Fortunato on February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

The goal of our Net Zero Energy, Zero Carbon, Green Idea House was to reduce our energy load so we can affordably produce more renewable energy than we use.
Our utility bill for our second full year of operation proved that the Green Idea House did just that. The 100% electric
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A Step Up for Christmas
by Robert Fortunato on December 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Happy Holidays!  We started a new tradition this year.
We wanted to do something that is simpler, less stressful, that gives us more to celebrate.  Tens of millions of trees are cut down every year and all the waste, pollution and deforestation that entails made us think.
We love what the Living
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Giving the Gift of Knowledge
by Robert Fortunato on December 20th, 2014 No Comments »

150 students from the Environmental Charter High School came for a tour of the Green Idea House this week. ECHS has made this tour part of their curriculum and the 9th grader’s semester project. It is always great to see the student’s eyes light up as they start to understand:

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