The home by LivingHomes was certified LEED Platinum by the USGBC. LivingHomes also has its own standard, called Z6: zero energy, zero water, zero indoor emissions, zero waste, zero carbon and zero ignorance.
The exterior of the Newport Beach home is clad in bio-composite wood siding.
The bathroom features low-flow fixtures and sustainable interior finishes such as recycled glass tiles.
Light floods most of the rooms through high-efficiency glass.
The structure of the factory-built home includes recycled steel and engineered lumber for strength. Prefab houses have to be engineered to withstand the stresses of transportation and installation so they are often stronger than conventional structures.
The floor plan is expandable with a bedroom that can be added when the home is built or later.
High-efficiency glass and energy-efficient appliances, as well as sustainable finishes, are highlights of the kitchen.
Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof helped the home win LEED Platinum certification.
The site optimizes sunlight for solar power and indoor lighting.