Earlier this May, local Girl Scouts in Palo Alto showed off their very own EcoHome models! The youngsters took a tour of EcoHome in April and learned about features and products that promote building and living in a more environmentally-sustainable way. The demonstration home has numerous exhibits such as: recycled glass countertops and tiles, solar panels, rainwater collection barrels, bamboo floors, salvaged windows, metal roofing, and non-toxic paints. The Scouts’ science badge objectives included building model homes that would have to pass a “green certification” review. Check out some of their work!
If you’re interested in visiting the EcoHome, Kevin Carley of the City of Palo Alto Utilities department gives guided tours the first Thursday of every month from 3-5pm. The next one is on June 6. Check the City of Palo Alto’s website to call and schedule a time.
The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Energy Watch and the City of Palo Alto, hired New Avenue to build this modular home as a model of sustainability and energy efficiency. It has a full kitchen, bathroom, laundry, one bedroom and an extra sleeping loft. Read more about the home on our website.