Palo Alto Green Living – A Healthy Sustainable Energy Efficient Historical Home

Palo Alto Green Living 1730 University Avenue, Palo Alto Available for Lease, Fully Furnished – 00 Per Month This 1936 Old World Charm home was originally designed by artist and Stanford University design professor Pedro de Lemos. It has undergone a comprehensive retrofit using cutting edge Green technologies and materials to achieve Net Zero Energy use while preserving the architectural integrity of this iconic residence. The renewable energy sources available within the homes footprint offsets the total energy (in kWh) used by the house. This completely remodeled home is stylishly furnished and features super-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems. The five goals for the renovation were Energy Efficiency, Comfort, Health, Water, and Historic Preservation. Energy Efficiency Net zero energy is accomplished by generating electricity with solar power and conserving energy with an insulated building envelope and high-efficiency appliances. Comfort A comfortable home environment is created by a balanced heating, cooling and ventilation system which keeps the house at a medium temperature and keeps the air fresh. Health The indoor air quality was improved with a whole-house air filter and point-of-entry water filtration system. Low or no VOC materials were used in the cabinets as well as in the paint and finishes. Water The reduction of water use is achieved by installing low flow fixtures and appliances, a recirculation pump, and by reconfiguring the plumbing