Palo Alto Green Living
1730 University Avenue, Palo Alto
Available for Lease, Fully Furnished - $9,800 Per Month
This 1936 Old World Charm home was originally designed by artist and Stanford University design professor Pedro de Lemos. It has undergone a comprehensive retrofit using cutting edge Green technologies and materials to achieve Net Zero Energy use while preserving the architectural integrity of this iconic residence. The renewable energy sources available within the home’s footprint offsets the total energy (in kWh) used by the house. This completely remodeled home is stylishly furnished and features super-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
The five goals for the renovation were Energy Efficiency, Comfort, Health, Water, and Historic Preservation.
Net zero energy is accomplished by generating electricity with solar power and conserving energy with an insulated building envelope and high-efficiency appliances.
A comfortable home environment is created by a balanced heating, cooling and ventilation system which keeps the house at a medium temperature and keeps the air fresh.
The indoor air quality was improved with a whole-house air filter and point-of-entry water filtration system. Low or no VOC materials were used in the cabinets as well as in the paint and finishes.
The reduction of water use is achieved by installing low flow fixtures and appliances, a recirculation pump, and by reconfiguring the plumbing for the addition of a gray water system.
To preserve the historic elements of the house, the original tiles, windows, and woodwork were reused. To conserve resources, sustainable and recycled materials were selected.
For additional information on this historic Net Zero Energy House, visit: PaloAltoGreenLiving.com and PaloAltoNetZero.com .
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