Nick Slevin Slevin: “We design and engineer our way to the energy goals we set ourselves. Any builder can do this, if they so choose.”

FULLERTON, CA—It is possible to create attractive, affordable, simple-to-build and third-party-certified, energy-efficient, high-performance American homes by effectively tasking your consultants to achieve specific energy goals, Peninsula Publishing publisher Nick Slevin tells Slevin is also the developer of the ABC Green Home—a prototype for future construction, especially on the net-zero-energy front. The third installment of the ABC Green Home project will grand open today in Fullerton, CA.

The ABC Green Home was first launched in 2012 with the construction of the ABC (Affordable, Buildable, Certifiable) Green Home 1.0 at the Orange County Great Park, in conjunction with the Solar Decathlon held at the park in October 2013. Spearheaded by Slevin, working in partnership with Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas and Habitat for Humanity Orange County, the ABC Green Home’s mission is to design and build a series of net-zero-energy homes that serve as examples for the future development of high-performance energy-efficient homes as California marches towards implementation of its net-zero regulations in 2020.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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