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Join us and the American Institute of Architects for a Net Zero Energy Residential Tour

Join Watershed Materails and the American Institute of Architects for a Net Zero Energy Residential Tour featuring a one-of-a-kind home completed by our sister company Rammed Earth Works.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Buena Vista Residence, Los Alto, CA
11641 Buena Vista Drive Los Altos, CA 94022
Space is limited and advanced RSVP is strongly encouraged

 

The large estate home was cut into the hilltop site nestled amongst dozens of mature oak trees, and is punctuated by a curving rammed earth wall that draws visitors into the home and frames the spectacular views.

The project goals of Net-Zero Energy and eco-friendly features all have self-sustainability at their core, and the building achieve several earth-healing objectives such as cleaning the air, purifying the water, providing energy to the grid, and providing the owners with their own food.

The design achieved a Green Point Rating of 263, largely due to exceeding California Title 24 Energy Standards by a whopping 62%!

Click any of the images below to download the PDF.