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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thank you

We had a great turnout at the Grand Opening of Casa Aguila last week! It was a pleasure to meet the new folks and to catch up with the familiar faces. Thank you all for coming out – the participation and the interest of the community are part of what makes the project so special.

Monday, April 4, 2016

San Diego’s First Passive House Grand Opening Reception

We will be hosting a Grand Opening at Casa Aguila and you are invited!

Thursday, April 21st 5pm - 8pm
Ramona, CA
Open House at your convenience

Enjoy tasty appetizers, wine and refreshments while you tour Casa Aguila and its array of green technologies and stylish designs. Casa Aguila, San Diego’s first Certified Passive House, is a case study for energy and water efficiency in a stylish residential design. The home features many innovative systems such as dual-axis solar trackers, a 17-foot wind turbine, a blackwater irrigation system, and will strive for eventual grid-disconnection. Casa Aguila is also seeking rigorous certifications including Passive House, LEED Platinum and Department of Energy Challenge Home.

Alliance Green Builders and manufacturer and industry experts will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest in technologies, products, and designs in the completed home.

RSVP for more info CLICK HERE.

Products and services featured include: AEP Span | Baldwin | Benjamin Moore | Bosch | CertainTeed | Crestron | Cosentino | DCS | Enviro Water Products | Eurowest | Fireclay | FX Luminaire | Hayward Lumber | Hunter Industries | Iris Ceramica | Murus SIPS | One Sphere |Phase Change Energy Solutions | Precis Solar |Prosoco | Sustainability Matters | Thermador | Unilux | Urban Green Energy | Windsun Energy Systems | Zehnder America and more.

For questions about the event, please contact Martin Zapp 949.463.6130,

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The final stretch

We are wrapping up construction on this wonderful project. Here are some current photos:

View of the 3.2 kW wind turbine from the pool

Poured-in-place concrete wall pressed with wood at the entryway to the screened patio

Sliding barn door to separate the kitchen from the living room

Haiku Big Ass fans

Lighting fixture over the dining room table

Casa Aguila is a Smart Home, with a Crestron home automation system that monitors all plug loads and electricity generation/usage, and can control temperature and A/V equipment in each individual room