13 Sep '11, 12pm

How a Passive Building Aggressively Saves Energy

How a Passive Building Aggressively Saves Energy

Silicon Valley is well known for its exciting new technology. For nearly 20 years, one builder has followed the Silicon Valley way by continuously innovating. John Suppes, founder and president of Clarum Homes has been shattering energy efficiency records while appealing to the demanding Silicon Valley executives who are his primary customers. His most recent development is the first certified passive house on the San Francisco Peninsula that realizes a 90 percent improvement in energy efficiency compared to a standard home. Why Green Suppes shared more about his firm's mission. "First and foremost, it is a commitment to the environment," he said. With a clear mission to drive his company's strategy, Suppes has sought out leading edge building techniques to ensure that the homes his firms builds require a small amount of natural resources to operate. In 2002, Suppes was an...

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