Livermore Home Deep Energy Retrofit

What is Sustainability?

Living sustainably means meeting our needs today, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Our Mission:

The primary purpose of performing the energy retrofit and renewable energy installations on the Livermore residence was to demonstrate what can be done to reduce the carbon footprint of a suburban homeowner on a budget of approximately $60,000. The overall goal was to reduce our home’s carbon footprint by 100%, and to change the current paradigm of what is possible.


The retrofit strategy  struck a balance between three objectives:

1. Make it affordable

2. Make it feasible (using off-the-shelf technologies)

3. Make it replicable

The sweet spot in the middle, where the three circles overlap, is where we have primarily focused our strategy.