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The Vicino House rests on a steep bank of Pacific Palisades, California. The sustainable design features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house, built in the mid 1950’s, was gutted and transformed into a LEED platinum marvel. The Luxury home achieved LEED Platinum certification, the USGBC’s (United States Green Building Council), the highest rating available in the LEED for Homes rating system.

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The electricity is provided by a 28-panel, 5.2 kW rooftop photovoltaic array. Two solar thermal panels provide about 70% of the domestic hot water needs. The roof is made of light-colored Titan metal and Sure-Weld TPO roofing in order to reduce heat gain. Vicino house comprises of; opening glass doors, 100% recycled glass counters, recycled content concrete counters, custom LED lighting, bio-lime plaster walls, and radiant floor heating.

Vicino House team members, include owner Michael Gottlieb, Forma Design Group, Kelly Bryant Designs, Thibault Construction, and California Green Designs.

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References

Green architecture – Vicino House | RobAid. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.robaid.com/architecture/green-architecture-vicino-house.htm

Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://inhabitat.com/luxury-beachside-vicino-house-in-socal-earns-leed-platinum/

Sustainable Luxury in the Vicino House. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/02/sustainable-luxury-leed-vicino-house.html

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