California LivingHome Earns Platinum

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Yesterday, LivingHomes announced that this modern prefab in Newport Beach received LEED Platinum certification.  Designed by KieranTimberlake, the KTLH1.5 model home was a showcase for TED 2009 and features stylish, contemporary interiors from Kristin Kilmer Design.  Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes, said the home “uses far less energy, water, and materials resources than most homes and … has far better indoor air quality.”

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The Newport Beach prefab was built with blown-in insulation, high performance windows, low-flow fixtures, dual-flush toilets, bio-composite wood siding, recycled glass tiles, recycled steel, engineered lumber, mini-duct air distribution, and a central vacuum system, according to a press release.

The owners also installed rooftop solar photovoltaics to reduce the amount of energy used from non-renewable sources.  Indeed, as with other homes by LivingHomes, this one is a low-impact showcase that keeps showing off.

LivingHomes has several other homes in production and anticipates more in the Orange County area.  If you’re on the West Coast and want to tour a green prefab, the public is invited to tour this one in Newport Beach, which will be open October 9-10, 2010.

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[+] Configure your own KTLH 1.5 through LivingHomes.

Credit: Scott Mayoral Photography.


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