California LivingHome Earns Platinum


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.”


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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Credit: Scott Mayoral Photography.

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  • bruteforcecollaborative

    from the interior, especially for KTA, it looks more like an apartment than a house. anyone know the anticipated energy usage?

    • Jcharak58

      what does that even mean?

  • Listed Green

    Awesome home. LivingHomes does great work. All new homes should be built this way. We try to promote this lifestyle as much as we can. Way to go Steve Glenn !

  • NYC Architect

    Is that EcoClad on the exterior? I’ve heard about it but haven’t actually seen it. That project looks great!

    • Preston

      Our information indicates that this is EcoClad, which we also featured a while back. It’s beautiful, isn’t it.

  • Rachel

    LivingHomes’ prefab looks lovely – To visit another ‘green,’ sustainably designed and constructed prefab home, come out for one of House Port’s Open Houses at its PopUP House prototype in Petaluma, CA over the coming months – For dates, location and more info, you can visit, or email

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