Earth Day House Call: 737 Conserve House in Venice

Earth Day House Call: 737 Conserve House in Venice

Laure Joliet
Apr 22, 2009
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In honor of Earth Day we wanted to highlight a house in our own neighborhood that was just completed last month. The 737 Conserve house was built with the goal of creating a home with as little environmental impact as possible, without sacrificing design and comfort.

737 adjusts to its environment: hot, cold, sunny, or rainy, in order to use as little energy and consume as little water as possible. Even though we boast great weather in Venice, it can still get super hot and this house knows how to adjust for it: it has shades that roll down automatically to block out the sun's UV heat and skylights that allow the hot air to escape or to keep the warmth in along with a green roof to help insulate and an efficient cooling system that will kick in if needed. Solar Power on the roof helps to keep the house from sucking energy from the grid and waterSense plumbing keeps water usage to a minimum. Plus the house was built using non toxic materials, glues, solvents, and paints to keep it free of toxins and all the materials were brought in locally so they avoided importing materials from far off lands to reduce the environmental impact of shipping.

Our favorite thing about the house (besides the amazing blooming green roof of course) is the lap pool. It's fed by an underground spring so it's fresh unclorinated water. On a day like today, we wouldn't mind a little dip.

Read more about the house on the 737Conserve website.

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