Claire Barton on Monday, 09 May 2011 19:03
On Saturday, June 4, 2011, clean energy leader and Palo Alto resident Sven Thesen and family will open their new ultra energy-efficient home to the public and, through partnership with Plug In America, provide the opportunity to ride and drive the latest electric vehicles.
This 2,500 sq. ft. home, based on the European Passive House design, is projected to exceed LEED Platinum rating by at least 20% and use zero net energy. This will be among the first true "net-zero" homes in the state - aligning with the state's ambitious 2020 target.
California features the greatest number of zero-net energy (ZNE) buildings in the nation, and with the introduction of ambitious new ZNE goals - all new residential construction by 2020 and all new commercial construction by 2030 - ZNE has moved beyond bold concept to reality, just as "green building" did a few short years ago.
This FREE event will feature:
Join us for this unique opportunity to explore and learn about the benefits of ZNE building and to engage with public officials, business leaders, and members of the green building industry about the future of sustainable building practices in California.
Learn about innovations in:
For more information on the Thesen's home visit: www.projectgreenhome.org
Space is limited - register now!