Located in Los Angeles, California the Green Greenberg Green House was designed by the New Theme architectural practice and although the name might be a bit confusing it is actually a residential project spread over two floors.
The house is located on a site which has an unusual form and this determined the shape of the building to allow the prevailing winds to create a natural ventilation system and also to take advantage of as much natural light as possible while also ensuring a good view of the surroundings.
The house has a central staircase connecting the two floors and this allows passive cooling by giving access to the rooftop where a green roof of edible plants and solar panels can be found. This enhances the house’s insulation and provides the electricity for the home.
The project is a part of the LEED for Homes pilot program and received the LEED Silver certification in 2012 becoming a model for innovative design which uses eco-friendly and more efficient houses.