Casa Aguila will arguably be the most advanced home ever built in San Diego County, looking to achieve many firsts for our region. It will be San Diego's first Certified Passive House, seek the County's first onsite wastewater treatment permit, seek the County's first permit to utilize all collected rainwater for all indoor water use, and strive for eventual grid-disconnection through utilization of battery power, Solar PV, and a 45-foot wind turbine (the blades alone are 17 feet tall!).

The project is located in Ramona, CA and is named for the Golden Eagles which frequently fly over the property.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LEED for Homes Public Awareness

To achieve part of the Public Awareness credit, we've hung a 6 square foot LEED for Homes sign outside the construction site.

To achieve another portion of the same Public Awareness credit, we've created the website you're looking at! Keep an eye out for a newspaper article about the project closer to completion.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Beginning Construction

Making progress on framing! To minimize the amount of lumber necessary, we use advanced framing techniques (also known as Optimum Value Engineering). You can learn more about these techniques here.
Rich, our LEED AP builder walking up to the construction site
Beautiful view over the San Pasqual Valley
Stockpiling lumber for reuse or recycling
Separating lumber from other mixed recyclables, which will be sent to a sorting facility