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New LEED Home in Newport Beach Shifts Local Culture Towards Sustainability
November 10, 2011

New LEED® Home in Newport Beach Shifts Local Culture Towards Sustainability

LEED for Homes Guided Tour December 3, 2011

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Construction is currently underway on one of the most sustainable homes to be built in Orange County. Striving for LEED Platinum Certification, this home in the highly desirable seaside area will serve as an educational tool for the community as well as showcasing stewardship of our environment.

Located in Corona Del Mar, one of Orange County’s most expensive areas in Newport Beach, this LEED® for Homes registered project is a custom, single family residence and is being built for the homeowners. Throughout the construction of this home a web-site,, will generate updates, help educate both the local and international community, be a resource for other homeowners and home builders with similar goals for their next project and be a hub for all tours and events taking place here.

About LEED for Home Guided Tour and Open House (Download Flyer):

Anyone wishing to tour this LEED for Homes registered custom home in Newport Beach while it’s still under construction with exposed studs may do so on December 3, 2011. Since the 1st tour on October 22nd, the project has installed some mechanical systems and an example of the spray foam insulation that will be used should be available at the time of the tour. This will be the last public tour before drywall is installed on the project.

Builder John Steed of Maverick Home Builders, Architect Jeff Jeannette of Jeannette Architects in Long Beach, Interior Designer Rachel Hulan of Path Design, Consultant Evan Little of Permaculture Properties and other design team members as well as USGBC-OC volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and lead two scheduled tours through this cutting edge home. Light refreshments will be served.

In addition, a Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid and a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle will be on display, courtesy of UCI’s Advanced Power and Energy Program.

Tour details:
•December 3rd, 2011 from 10am to 12pm.
•Cost: $5 Students and USGBC-OC Members, $10 Non-Members and free for ages 18 and under
•Visit for tour details and sign-up

About the U.S. Green Building Council, Orange County Chapter:The U.S. Green Building Council’s OC Chapter is a non-profit organization made up of Building Industry Professionals, Facility managers and Property Owners in Orange County and surrounding communities whose mission is to be advocates for a sustainable Orange County. The members of the organizing group work together to provide education and networking opportunities for individuals who are passionate about sustainable building. The chapter holds events throughout the month for both members and non-members.


Evan Little