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IRVINE, CA-The first sustainable home of its kind to be built with readily available building materials is now open for public tours. The home, called the ABC Green Home (affordable, buildable, certifiable), is a collaboration among Green Home Builder magazine, Southern California Edison and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. It will be used to educate and train builders, students, industry groups and visitors on the concept of affordable eco-living.

The project, which has received six green certificates from four different agencies, is on display at the Orange County Great Park here. It allows homeowners and industry professionals to explore the concept of “net-zero” homes—homes that produce as much energy as they use. In early 2014, the ABC Green Home partners will donate the house to a combat-wounded veteran via Habitat for Humanity.

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