Stunning Sustainable Landscaping: World's First LEED Net Zero Home
Paul, the owner and builder of this LEED Net Zero home, gives buildaroo.com a tour of the property's landscaping. The landscaping in this home includes drought tolerant plants watered using a drip irrigation system and a very minimal amount of grass comprising 3% of the property compared to an average of 40% in other homes. Paul says the grass was a compromise to make his family happy, and in order to minimize water usage they chose a drought tolerant grass. To ensure maximum sustainability, they do not use any petrochemicals to fertilize the soil. Paul says that by mulching the grass, it almost completely fertilizes itself.
Background: We took a trip to Sebastopol, California to tour the first LEED home in the world! The home was built from the ground up by Paul Rosen, Founder of North Bay Energy as well as a builder and sustainability consultant. Amazingly, the house is so energy efficient that the total annual utility cost is less that $10! Skeptical? Well we were too, so Paul invited us to tour the home while he explained all the different design features.
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This video is the sixth part of a series on this home. Look for previous parts of this series, and check back over the next few days for part 7.