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A new study conducted by GuildQuality that was commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (HAHB) say YES.

Home Innovation Research Labs reached out to GuildQuality with a request to conduct a national survey of buyers who have purchased or built a certified green home under National Green Building Standard.

The survey pool included 5,000 records pulled from the past three years; 1,350 of which were appended with telephone numbers and attempted up to 9 times. The data collected was used to determine overall customer satisfaction with their green home and what features and benefits they value most.

After the surveys were conducted, GuildQuality was tasked with writing up a report outlining the results of the survey as well as key findings that were uncovered.   See entire report here.

So what did they find out?  Here are some highlights:

Respondents were read the statements below and were then asked to respond with agree, disagree, or I don’t know for sure.

  • My home is quieter than a non-green home….69%
  • My home maintains more consistent temperatures and is less drafty that a non-green home…..92%
  • My home has lower utility bills than a non-green home….86%
  • My home gets plenty of natural light during the daytime…..92%
  • I believe green homes are, overall, of higher quality…..71%
  • It gives me satisfaction to know I’ve done the right thing in buying a green home…..90%
  • Based on my level of satisfaction on the green aspects of my home, I would be likely to recommend a green home to a friend…..94%

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Unique High Performance Home For Sale in Van Nuys, CA

6549 Peach Avenue, Van Nuys CA 91406


Living Homes, a green modular, pre fabricated home builder built a real gem in the heart of historical Midvale Estates which is a pocket of Van Nuys, in the San Fernando Valley. Designed by Living Homes – (in collaboration with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough) – the home draws inspiration from the mid-century modern design of Joseph Eichler.  Midvale Estates is know for it’s charming 1940’s homes on large lots, quiet tree lined streets.  Once an area for celebrities to escape from the Holllywood scene.  The neighborhood is now know for having the movie industry film in their neighborhood.  The current owner of this home arranged to have their original 1949 cement block home blown-up for the opening scene of the 2007 Bruce Willis movie “Live Free or Die Hard”)  The neighbors welcome the movie industry and actually have an HOA, at no cost to the homeowners, rather collects money from film crews and uses it for neighborhood parties and community service!  Each production is required to pay a certain amount into the HOA (currently in the $300/production range).

Highlights of this sustainably built Living Homes  are:

  • Platinum LEED Certified-solar 3-bed/2-bath main house
  • Gym, guest quarters, studio, solar heated salt-system swimming pool, outdoor shower, vegetable garden, modern storage pod, oversized garage, gourmet outdoor kitchen/dining area, state of the art solar power system and a stunning 2-story recreation room/office (designed by architect Mark Billy–protégé of L.A.’s uber architect Brenda Levin)
  • Indoor/outdoor living. Multiple sliding glass doors make it easy to bring the indoor out and out, in.
  • Smart heating/AC
  • Open floor plan
  • Lots of natural lighting
  • Minimum indoor air pollution..low VOC
  • Less Material Resources than typical homes (minimum ecological footprint).
  • Energy Efficient
  • Water Efficient
  • Ample storage

This amazing home can be yours because it’s For Sale.  Click the following link to view the Listing:

Front LivingRoom Kitchen    Bedroom1 BathDoubleSink     PoolDeckBBQBackYard    GuestQuarter2GuestQuarters    Gym