Discuss houses with anyone, and chances are you’ll spend most of the conversation talking about square footage. “How many square feet is it?” “How much did it cost to build per square foot?” “Everything else in the neighborhood has 4,000 square feet, so you couldn’t...

In 1900, Nikola Tesla imagined world very different from his dingy, coal-driven surroundings. He understood that power was actually all around us, waiting to be harnessed. It’s why Tesla Motors chose him as their namesake as they lead the way toward a solar-powered electric future.In...

Where we’ve been and where we’re going. As our most expensive purchase, and the place we spend the majority of our time, homes should be the most inspired, life-changing product we own. But this is not the case.The past 50 years housing has been cheaply-made, inefficient,...

The average home was built over 37 years ago.  Much has changed in that time, and those changes could have big impacts for your family.  Homes built over 10 years ago are likely not going to have some of the basic health and safety features...

Santa Monica beats the rest of the world to the punch on net zero energy (NZE), mandating that all new homes be NZE starting in January 2017.  All of California is on track for a 2020 mandate, with many voicing serious concerns about the reality of...