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ABC Green Home

Irvine, CA

ABC Green Home
ABC Green Home
ABC Green Home
ABC Green Home
ABC Green Home

ABC Green Home

Irvine, CA


Peninsula Publishing & Southern California Edison


Irvine, CA


Net-Zero Single Family Home


  • Unit Plan Size: 1,695 sq. ft.
  • “Walls of the Future”- 2”x6” lumber set 24” apart instead of 2”x4” spaced 16” apart
  • Holes in walls made for vent, water and sewer pipes are sealed to prevent energy loss
  • Radiant-Barrier Roof
  • Solar Panels
  • Heat Pump
  • Gray Water
  • On-Demand Recirculation Pump
  • Programmable System that reduces power when energy demands are high on the grid
  • Microwave beneath countertops to make wheelchair accesible


2013 SoCal Awards

  • Award Winner

2013 Gold Nugget Awards

  • Grand Award

2013 ULI Best of the Best in O.C. and I.E. Awards

  • Award Nominee


Designed as an Affordable, Buildable and Certifiable (ABC) Green Home, this Craftsman-style, 1,695-square foot, three bedroom, three bath home is a Net-Zero energy-consumption model home, which provides a blueprint for builders on how to mass produce environmentally-friendly houses that generate as much energy as they consume. Built by Southern California Edison and Green Home Builder magazine, this cutting-edge, high-tech home is equipped with the latest energy and water efficiencies and onsite/offsite monitoring systems and includes solar panels, a cool roof, and a system that recycles the water supply within the house. Built with less wood and more insulation to allow it to regulate and maintain a comfortable ambient temperature. Built using universal design principles including lower counter tops, lower cabinet microwave and wider hallways for wheel chair access the home boasts user-friendly features for all life-stages.


F Street
Irvine, CA 92618