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, September 30, 2015

Don't miss out on the 2015 Green Homes Tour!

This Sunday, October 4th between 10 am - 4 pm the USGBC will be hosting the Green Homes Tour! This is a chance for you to see some of the most environmentally-conscious homes in San Diego and to learn about how to green your own home. There are 7 homes to see this year that vary greatly in their approaches to sustainability.

AGB has two homes on the Tour this year (Casa Aguila in Ramona and the Greisman Residence in Carlsbad), so make sure to say hi to us if you come by! Here's a peek at some of the homes and features below, or view the whole brochure here.
**Please note, there was a last minute change and the Jaska Nolan Residence in Encinitas is no longer on the tour.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Greywater, stormwater, and blackwater

You can see the food forest irrigation system starting to develop! This will be irrigated by San Diego's first residental blackwater recycling system.

Not even a 5 ton boulder can get in our way! We've met our fair share of them on this project.

Floorboards installed in the living room

Say hello to the first of eight 10,000 gallon rain and stormwater collection tanks

Two of the storage tanks in the distance