Inhabitat's Great Green Homes series is all about homes using thoughtful materials and sustainable systems. The Brooks/Cadora home designed by Santa Monica-based David Kellen and Associates, took a mid-century ranch and added 1400 square feet of new eco-friendly space. What we love most is that eventhough the house has been updated, the classic California style wasn't sacrificed for a purely minimalist interior. (continued) If we didn't know this place was green, we'd just think it had great style. But from solar power to hemp countertops, a solar yurt on site, and a waterless urinal, this home embodies future-forward green design in every way.
The house also includes these green features: • 3.5 kilowatt AC photovoltaic system, • Passive solar cooling (no air conditioning system), • Solar hot water collector with a 90 gallon storage tank. • Bosch tankless water heater • Waterless urinal • CFL and LED lighting • Cork flooring, recycled glass tile, wheat stalk panels in the kitchen Go to Inhabitat for all the green details and more pictures!