More Than Meets the Eye: VISION House® Los Angeles

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There is so much more to The VISION House® Los Angeles than can be seen from the street, so we’d like to invite you inside for an in-depth, exclusive look at this stunning house.

"Improving sustainability in a home means incorporating new building techniques and principles from building science." - Structure Home Principals Mark Sapiro and Robert Kleiman

Come up from the curb … peak under the hood … experience the peace … see first-hand one of the nation’s most sustainable homes. There is so much more to The VISION House® Los Angeles than can be seen from the street, so we’d like to invite you inside for an in-depth, exclusive look at this stunning house—a collaboration between Green Builder Media and LA-based builder, Structure Home. The VISION House will be open for a demonstration period ending August 10, 2012. For a listing of open dates visit http://www.greenbuildermag.com/VISION-HOUSE/VISION-House-Los-Angeles/VHLA-Event-Calendar.

Structure Home Principal, Robert Kleiman and business partner, Mark Sapiro, believe that “improving sustainability in a home means incorporating new building techniques and principles from building science.” As a result, the VISION House showcases the latest in green finishes, technology, design concepts, and construction methods.

When consumers think about building green, they have lots of questions. Here are some important ones this house answers:

  •     What are the latest home construction techniques that will become mainstream methods?
  •     What is “Whole-Lot Living” and how can builders and homeowners achieve it on their properties?
  •     How do the passive and active solar features of the home work together to provide defray up to 93% of energy costs?
  •     How did this house achieve LEED, Cal Green, Energy Star, CHEERS (and other) requirements? What are these programs? How do they work? What do you need to know to successfully work with them?
  •     What are the hottest green products available for today’s new and remodeled homes?
  •     What new outdoor products and technologies help create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living and blur the lines between the natural and built environments?
  •     What are the latest trends in floor plan design and flow?
  •     How can houses achieve energy efficiency, water savings, good air quality, and other green characteristics through good design and product choices?
  •     What are the latest trends in infill design?
  •     What are the green “lessons learned” by the leaders of this cutting-edge project and what is their sage advice to consumers and building professionals who are considering building green?

VISION House Los Angeles received LEED Silver Certification and met Cal Green Tier II requirements. Additionally, the project obtained California ENERGY STAR certification, California Home Energy Efficiency Rating System (CHEERS) Verification and will surpass Title 24 requires by more than 30 percent.

National sponsors include Trex®, Johns Manville, Schluter®-Systems, Kitchen Craft® Cabinetry, Leviton®, Uponor, Noritz®, Boise Cascade, DuChateau®, Custom-Bilt Metals, Kichler® Lighting, Kohler®, Gaggenau, Kohler® Generators, DuPont™, Beam Electrolux, Energy Star®, Trane®, Schlage®, Whirlpool® Corporation, Orenco Systems® Incorporated, Bentley Prince Street®, GreenRock™, Mythic Paint, Honda, Cisco Brothers and Textural Designs.

To learn more about the VISION House Los Angeles, please visit http://www.greenbuildermag.com/VISION-HOUSE.

About Green Builder Media

Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably. For more information, visit http://www.greenbuildermag.com.

About Structure Home

Organized in 1996, Structure Home is a builder of fine custom homes throughout the Los Angeles basin. The company’s approach to design begins with looking at a building as a complete operating system, the products and technology it contains, and how it will perform over time. To accomplish this objective the entire design and construction team must work collaboratively, in a well-organized process, called “Whole Lot Living.” The company believes that the thoughtful consideration of the entire structure, as well as its relationship to the natural environment, is the only way to be responsible stewards of its clients’ most valuable asset. For more information, visit http://www.structurehome.com.

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