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Awards

Even prior to completion of construction, Harmony House has been recognized for its eco-friendly design features and committment to sustainability.

 

 

 

 

Southern California Gas Company Study Home

Harmony House was selected by the Southern California Gas Company as an Advanced Case Study Home. It is considered the most sustainable new home in its coastal climate zone, due to its low energy use, resource demand, and environmental impact.

The Advanced Home Case Study Program seeks to create a comprehensive case study portfolio of projects structured around three principles: energy, resources, and the environment. The program highlights the underutilized potential of sustainability in new construction.

 

Green Building Grant, City of Santa Monica

Harmony House has been awarded a green building grant from the city of Santa Monica in recognition of its anticipated LEED Platinum achievement.

The City of Santa Monica has a commitment to protecting the environment, improving quality of life, and promoting sustainability. Through its Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Santa Monica has adopted a set of requirements and recommendations to encourage the development of "green" buildings. As a leader in implementing Green Building techniques, Santa Monica can proudly point to more than a dozen structures in the City that have been recognized with LEED Certification.

 

Designed for Platinum LEED Certification

Harmony House is designed to achieve Platinum Level LEED Certification, and will undergo independent assessment for this certification upon completion of construction. To achieve Platinum Level, a home must be awarded 90-136 points (out of 136 points).

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system promoted by the US Green Building Council encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green practices. The LEED for Homes Rating System measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories: Innovation & Design process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Awareness & Education.

For more information on green home benefits and to access other resources, visit the US Green Building Council's green homes website: The Green Home guide: www.greenhomeguide.org.