Stunning sustainable landscape: the world’s first LEED

Paul, the owner and builder of this LEED net-zero home, asked to see the landscape of the property. The landscape of this house includes drought-tolerant plants and a very small amount of grass irrigated with a drip irrigation system, accounting for 3% of the property, while the average proportion of other houses is 40%. Paul said that this grass was a compromise to make his family happy. In order to minimize water consumption, they chose a drought-tolerant grass. To ensure maximum sustainability, they do not use any petrochemical products to fertilize the soil. Paul said that by covering grass, it can almost completely fertilize itself. Background: We went to Sevastopol, California, and visited the first LEED home in the world! The house was built from the ground up by Paul Rosen, founder, builder and sustainability consultant of North Bay Energy. Surprisingly, this house is very energy efficient, and the total annual utility cost is less than $10! Skeptical? We are too, so Paul invited us to visit this home and he explained all the different design features. This video was produced by If you are interested in learning more about the house, please contact us at and we will let you get in touch with the owner. For more videos on sustainable products and companies, please visit This video is the sixth part of the residential series. Find the first few parts of this series, and check out Part 7 in the next few days.


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