Green Homes

A Plant-Covered Prefab Anyone Can Build in 3 Days

Can you imagine living under your garden, your flowers, your trees, in a green, vibrant living environment? Plus, these homes offer infinite design possibilities and they'll last for hundreds of years with minimal maintenance.

Mission Statement

Stuart had the foresight to create a mission statement to guide the project and says whenever they veered from it, they regretted it. Read his and create your own.

The Whole Story

Stuart spares no detail when describing his home. Why? Because people are always asking him how he did it and he wants to empower everyone to do it on their own.

8 Eco-Amazing Ideas

In every green build or remodel, people come up with interesting ways to up the eco-ante. Here are 8 innovations and ideas from the Lowell House. Try them with your next project!

Palo Alto Net Zero Energy Home Certifications

While Stuart and Marcella set out to get Passive House certification, they achieved LEED Platinum in the end, as well. Click through to learn about these certifications and resources to earn them yourself.

The Team

Between design and construction, the Lowell House had many hands on deck – and all of them were required to learn passive design requirements and technologies. Here are the experts that built this dream, green home.

Final Observations

As with any project, lessons are learned along the way. Here, homeowners Stuart and Marcella Bernstein describe the unexpected obstacles they faced and some of the things they wish they would have done differently.

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