Orcas-based Green Builder Media project featured in the LA Times

Green Builder Media, an Eastsound, Wash., organization that promotes sustainable construction and “green” building techniques, was featured in the LA Times on Jan. 14 entitled, “Green is a big part of the blueprint for Pacific Palisades house.”

The story featured a $3 million, environmentally-friendly residence that Green Builder Media is constructing as part of a national demonstration project.

According to Times writer Bob Pool, the house will be solar-powered and equipped with its own generator for periods of extended cloudiness. Its garage will include a built-in charging station for electric cars and its kitchen will be outfitted with energy-saving appliances.

The 50 carpenters, electricians and other tradesmen working on the house paused their work for a full day last Thursday so that hundreds of students and professionals could view the half-finished home’s energy-saving features before the interior walls are enclosed with sheetrock. Visitors included students from UCLA‘s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and from Palisades High School’s environmental science classes, writes Pool.

According to the story, the house should be completed in May and opened for a two-month demonstration period for visits by sponsors who donated materials as well as students and other interested parties.