LaCantina Doors provided a Contemporary Clad folding door system to the new ABC (Affordable, Buildable, Certifiable) Green Home Project in Orange County, Calif. In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, this pro bono project will be given to a deserving and needy U.S. military veteran and his family.

The ABC Green Home Project’s mission is simple — design and build a series of Net-Zero-Energy homes that serve as examples of high-performance, energy-efficient affordable homes while giving back to the veteran community. One of the first sustainable homes of its kind to be built with readily available materials, this project is designed to be a learning tool as California prepares to meet 2020 mandates that require all new homes be “Net Zero Energy,” meaning they must produce more energy than they consume.

Designed and built from the ground up, the Eichler-inspired contemporary home embraces the positive elements of nature by capturing and utilizing gentle breezes to cool and constantly freshen the home’s interior. The south-facing roof areas provide the perfect location for the solar panels that add to the home’s sustainable footprint by generating power to offset the electric bill and help mitigate the greenhouse effect.

The ABC Green Home showcases best practices in high-performance home building design, technology, and construction, and will be used to educate and train builders, students, industry groups and the public. The home will be rated by the six leading energy ratings organizations including LEED, ENERGY STAR®, Build it Green, The DOE’s Builder Challenge, Wellness Within Your Walls and The National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

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