Posts Tagged ‘Air Quality’

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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Satisfying Our Speed Addiction
by Robert Fortunato on July 18th, 2015 No Comments »

We satisfied our speed addiction and green voyeurism this week by test driving the 691hp Tesla Model S P85D.  It is the fastest production car, period.  Going from 0 – 60 in 3.1 seconds in that car was the smoothest g-force rush we had ever experienced.
The P85D is beautifully executed,
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Gas versus Electricity
by Robert Fortunato on October 6th, 2014 3 Comments »

Our friends Nick and Holland have courageously ventured forth to retrofit their house into their Net Zero Nest. In the process they are asking great questions. One of them was about a Gas vs Electric cook-top. Our response follows:
The subject of gas vs electricity overall is a big one for
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You Made a Difference!
by Robert Fortunato on March 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Thanks to all of you, an unprecedented 20 people spoke at Friday’s Strategic Planning session, 164 people signed the petition and 10 people wrote letters to council in support of Hermosa Beach being the first city to harvest as much renewable energy as it uses.  Even though we could not
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Six Month EV Review – Shocking!
by Robert Fortunato on November 11th, 2013 14 Comments »

It has been six months and 5000 miles since we purchased our Mitsubishi i-miev all electric vehicle.  The long and short of it is that we love it!  We enjoy driving it more than we expected and the cost of ownership savings will pay for the car in its 100K lifespan.
For the
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Sierra Club Does it Again!
by Robert Fortunato on September 7th, 2013 No Comments »

We are honored to be mentioned in the latest Sierra Club Newsletter.  Eva Cicoria did an excellent job profiling our Green Idea House project in their May newsletter.  We are pleased to be mentioned in their piece about the environmental and economic issues related to a proposed oil drilling project
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Green Idea House Dedication Ceremony Featured in this Week’s Easy Reader
by Robert Fortunato on April 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Many thanks to Chelsea Sektnan for the excellent article in this week’s Easy Reader!
 
 
 

Your Voice is needed before Saturday re Carbon Neutral Opportunity for Hermosa Beach
by Robert Fortunato on February 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Dear Friends of a Carbon Neutral Hermosa Beach,
If you care about:
improving the economy, ecology and health of the residents of Hermosa Beach
implementing the excellent sustainability plan the GTF created, Blue Zones and Livable Cities
Breathing cleaner air and swimming in cleaner water
Getting possible grant monies and donations for the city that
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“Hailed as a New Standard in Green Building” in Walls and Ceilings Magazine
by Robert Fortunato on January 11th, 2013 No Comments »

We got so busy having the Green Idea House on the Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour that we neglected to post John Wyatt’s excellent article in Walls and Ceilings Magazine.  Although the article is a good read for anyone, it is good to know that the contractor press is getting the
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