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KieranTimberlake Receives Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award!
Thursday, September 16th, 2010

LivingHomes architects KieranTimberlake received the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for architecture. A well deserved honor!

KieranTimberlake Cooper-Hewitt Award

Project Update
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Just a quick update on our Ray Kappe multifamily LivingHomes project in Los Altos, CA:

The LivingHome just underwent mud and taping, so all the jetboard is now in place and ready for finishing. Currently we’re working on sanding and painting the trim.

Next up? Flooring, electrical, and cabinets. Check out the photo and stay tuned for more updates!

Los Altos LivingHome

Steve Glenn speaks at West Coast Green. Discount tickets available!
Monday, August 30th, 2010


Steve Glenn will be speaking at West Coast Green in San Francisco which runs from September 30th through October 2nd 2010. His session, entitled “Multi-Family Goes Platinum: LivingHomes in the Presidio,” is part of Future Communities 4.0. For full conference schedule and details, click here.

Register for a full conference pass and receive a 30% discount by using our CODE WCG10. Click here to register! 

Here’s what WCG says about WCG: West Coast Green is an event unlike any other.  It is the world’s leading conference dedicated to green innovation for the built environment and the only place where the entire chain of industry professionals, entrepreneurs and government leaders gather to set the agenda for the green economy and drive its success in the coming year. West Coast Green presents the single largest opportunity to see, share, learn and participate in green innovation and design for the cities of the future. Click here to learn more.

LivingHomes: Nature Made Factory Built
Friday, August 27th, 2010



LEED Platinum Certification for a new home in Newport Beach. Read it here.

Prefabulous in the OC: The LivingHome Newport Beach
Thursday, August 26th, 2010



Another Southern California beach town gets a LEED Platinum Certified LivingHome. Read it here.

California LivingHome Earns Platinum
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010



LivingHomes announced its home in Newport Beach has received LEED Platinum certification. Read it here.

AUG NEWSLETTER: LivingHome, Newport Beach is awarded LEED Platinum!
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Ten more LEED Platinum homes on the way!







First LEED Platinum home in Newport Beach, CA!

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently certified the LivingHome, Newport Beach, LEED for Home Platinum. The LivingHome is a KTLH 1.5, designed by KieranTimberlake. LEED (short for Leadership for Environmental and Energy Design) is a green building certification program, developed by the USGBC, where buildings are awarded specific points for solutions that make the buildings more energy, water, and resource efficient and that reduce indoor air pollution. Based on those points, buildings can be awarded Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Platinum, the highest level, is extremely difficult to attain and only a handful of homes in California have achieved it. The first LivingHome – in Santa Monica – was the first ever to be certified LEED Platinum and we have ten other LivingHomes in production that we believe should hit Platinum, too. More important than LEED levels are what they represent: a home that uses far less resources and is much healthier than standard homes, and an objective, third party review of the design and performance of that home. Our clients dig this and we do too. To learn more about the KTLH 1.5, click here. For more information about our environmental program and LEED, click here.

Read more about the happenings of LivingHomes in our full August Newsletter, click here!

Earn AIA Credit! Steve Glenn presents webinar at
Thursday, August 12th, 2010


“High Design; Low Impact. Building the LivingHomes.”

The developer of the nation’s first LEED Platinum home, and with over nine LivingHomes in production that are designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, Steve Glenn is one of the more experienced builders of environmentally conscious homes in the United States.  While LivingHomes uses the LEED program for external review and validation, the company has established its own Z6 sustainable building goals, which serve as development objectives for each LivingHome, insuring that they have as close as possible to zero negative impact on health and environment.  The Z6 goals for each LivingHome are Zero Water, Zero Energy, Zero Waste, Zero Emissions, Zero Carbon and Zero Ignorance.

Steve will share his experiences working with leading architects, including Ray Kappe, FAIA, one of the most celebrated modern architects in the US, and KieranTimberlake, the AIA 2008 Firm of the Year, to create LivingHomes.  He will discuss the specific elements that go into a LivingHome to achieve the Z6 goals and the process of building a LivingHome – from its factory construction to on-site installation in mere hours.

Earn one (1) hour AIA credit.

DATE: Tuesday, August 17 2010
TIME: 11:00 AM (PST)

The webinar is free, click here for more information and to register!