Evelyn Lee

Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

by , 03/07/08

EcoHome, Pasadena, LEED Platinum, Green Building, concrete

Adding to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to become the first concrete LEED Platinum home in the USA. Built primarily of a green SCIPs (Structural Concrete Insulated Panels) similar to Green Sandwich Bio Panel used by William McDonough + Partners and made of 60% recycled material, the designers believe this home will be a landmark project and will have a camera crew and production team on hand to document the construction process every step of the way.

There are obvious green advantages to using the SCIPs in building, including reduced construction time, heat insulation far superior to wood framed homes, and higher sound buffer between floors and rooms, but StudioRMA did not stop there. Additional materials and systems utilized throughout the Pasadena EcoHouse will ensure a LEED Platinum certificate including, passive and active solar components which will be integrated throughout and energy-efficient systems and appliances.

The tv production of the Pasadena EcoHouse will cover everything from the individual components, their installation, and interviews with all the stakeholders from the owners, designers, and governmental officials. Cameo appearances by eco-aware celebrities and other political figures have also been planned.

Thanks to Michele for the tip!

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9 Comments

  1. chriscopelan April 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Anyone interested in information about this home or how to build homes like it, please call or email me anytime. chriscopelan@mac.com 785-393-0314

  2. Inhabitat » Old S... April 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    [...] agricultural vernacular”. It’s an elegant marriage of glass, western cedar siding, and concrete block interspersed with large windows that bring the outside in, suffusing the interior spaces with [...]

  3. 5 Concrete Remodeling T... March 20, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    [...] heat insulation, and provide a strong sound barrier between rooms and floors. In Pasadena, the first LEED certified concrete home just went up, made with green SCIPs that are 60 percent recycled. SCIP is a wall, flooring, or [...]

  4. dxb:729 » Blog Ar... March 15, 2008 at 2:34 am

    [...] Inhabitat  [...]

  5. Guy March 10, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Overiding green strategy, I would say that costs are critical to any ability for this to replace the Mcmansion/subdivision/sprawl model. It’s absolutely no good to the general population to develop a green building methodology that only the uber-rich can implement. Terrific design though and gets my juices flowing. Definitely want to watch this build-out!

  6. Hugo March 10, 2008 at 5:17 am

    And this is worth mentioning! It is the strategy of the eco-house that makes it valuable. Bring eco-friendlyness to the masses! Make it a television show and let celeb’s (who drive a Prius) talk about this project. It is not all about the technology of sustainable design that will give the significant difference, it is about the quantity in which this technology is applied. So, make it popular, make it a soap, let different builders compete (maybe even fight) to make a thrilling show!

  7. Zero Energy and Green B... March 9, 2008 at 3:13 am

    [...] (more…) [...]

  8. nataJane March 9, 2008 at 12:38 am

    This house is beautiful. I absolutely love the big windows!

  9. Phil March 8, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Please send complete info on the Pasadena Eco House and where I can read how to build similar, incl contacts for costs,…

    Phil

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