First Platinum LEED Home in the Nation – Steve Glenn’s Pre-Fab LivingHome

G Living’s host Boise Thomas and Actor Brad Dourif, head over to G Developer Steve Glenn’s new Modern Green Pre-Fab Home in Santa Monica, which was built by his company LivingHomes. Steve recruited, world famous Architect Ray Kappe, the founder of the Modern Architecture School, Sci-Arc, to design the first prototype LivingHome.

The home is the very first Leed Platinum Green Home in the Nation, which means, they used every green technology and product they could find. In floor cistern, recycled grey water, solar heat and electric, recycled building materials, sustainable woods and a lot more.

Business Week wrote this about LivingHomes first house.

It waters itself. It powers itself. If only it could take out the trash. Entrepreneur Steve Glenn’s ultra-energy-efficient house in Santa Monica, Calif., is the first home in the country to be given “platinum” status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s influential LEED rating system (for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Glenn, the founder of Web software firm PeopleLink Inc., worked for more than two years on the project, hiring Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe to lend his earthy blend of California modernism to the design.

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It waters itself. It powers itself. If only it could take out the trash. Entrepreneur Steve Glenn’s ultra-energy-efficient house in Santa Monica, Calif., is the first home in the country to be given “platinum” status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s influential LEED rating system (for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Glenn, the founder of Web software firm PeopleLink Inc., worked for more than two years on the project, hiring Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe to lend his earthy blend of California modernism to the design.

For Glenn, the two-story, four-bedroom structure (about 2,500 square feet) is more than just a place to live. It’s the prototype for his new business, LivingHomes, which sells prefabricated houses based on his model for about $250 per square foot. That price doesn’t include land, site preparation, or transportation of the components, which brought the total cost of Glenn’s home to more than $1 million. The bulk of the house was built at a factory in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and assembled in one day. A high-speed video of the installation can be seen at the company’s Web site: livinghomes.us.



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