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Zenergy (Zero Energy) House Debuts in Los Angeles

by , 04/26/10

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The Zenergy House is a 1950′s remodel that delivers high on sustainability and low on energy use — net zero to be exact — thanks to the use of super-efficient green building strategies and solar panels on the roof. Built as a prototype to showcase the sustainable potential of an existing home, the 2,450 square-foot house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms opened its doors to the public for the first time earlier this month, and Inhabitat was on the scene to check it out. Read on for a first look at this stunning green renovation!

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If you are interested in doing some green remodeling of your own, the Zenergy House is an excellent place to go and get ideas. In fact, that’s exactly what the consulting team at Residential Energy Assessment Services had in mind when they set-out to create one of the greenest residential remodels we’ve ever seen in Los Angeles.

Inhabitat was on-site to check out the Studio City opening of the Zenergy House first hand. The home is tricked out from head to toe with sustainable features and products, including a lot of the furnishings and accessories. Inhabitat readers are sure to see some familiar products when touring the house. A Viesso sofa sits in the living room, Mio wall tiles are featured in the daughter’s bedroom, and Amenity bed sheets are used in the master bedroom.

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For their efforts, REAS was honored with an Environmental Sustainability Award from the State of California Senate, which was presented in-person by Fran Pavley at the opening ceremonies. In addition to tours hosted by students from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, the house has been set-up to serve as a green space for educational seminars and other green events. Keep a lookout on the Zenergy Website for upcoming information regarding house tours and seminars.

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2 Comments

  1. adpsimpson April 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Crazy stuff. But since when did burning fossil fuels in large quantities count as “zero energy usage?”

    Zero net electrical usage is NOT the same as zero net energy usage, or else my car runs on fairy dust.

  2. keke April 29, 2010 at 4:29 am

    You may also note that The Zenergy house uses a third more energy than the regional household average. You can check out the facts for instance on The Register. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/28/zero_energy_house_not_so_much/

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