Posts Tagged ‘Case Study’

Let’s bring it – or lose the opportunity!
by Robert Fortunato on March 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Many thanks to Rachel Reeves for the excellent article. Both the Keep Hermosa Hermosa and the Protect Hermosa’s Future people promised to redouble their efforts to find a viable financial solution after the election. Being one of the first cities to harvest more renewable energy than it uses (carbon neutral)
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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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How Do We Find Meaning?
by Robert Fortunato on November 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Weaving meaning into the fabric of our lives and communities makes everything we do better.  So I was pleased to be contacted by Dean Bokhari of the Meaningful Show for an interview.
The conversation was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it as well.  We discussed everything from
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Would you Lose a $36 Million Annuity and a $40 Million Discount?
by Robert Fortunato on November 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Experts hired by the city of Hermosa Beach proved at the last city council meeting that Hermosa Beach could be the beneficiary of an annuity of $36 million/year and the investment would be discounted by up to $40 million if it got in the race to be one of the
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TEDx Video – Leadership, Innovation and the “Impossible” House
by Robert Fortunato on October 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Dear Friends and Partners of the Green Idea House,
We are excited to share this TEDx video that features all of you – the community that came together to make the Green Idea House possible. Please watch it and share it with your social media friends. If there are enough views,
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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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When did We become the Third World Country?
by Robert Fortunato on September 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Just got back from Denmark last night.  For the past six years I have been honored to be Adjunct Faculty at KaosPilot, an international social innovation and entrepreneurship school based in Denmark.  I teach the students leadership, strategy, innovation and how to work with the client from 9-4 for four days
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TEDx Should Be Called FRIENDx
by Robert Fortunato on September 13th, 2014 No Comments »

It was a blast speaking at the TEDx Friday.  But I could not have done it without the army of friends (and Monica and Carter) who supported me. You: patiently read and edited my drafts, listened to my drivel, patiently helped me murder my darlings and came out in force
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