Smart and Green: The Manna House
June 18, 2018
Channel Lumber is committed to green and sustainable building. The Channel Lumber headquarters itself has many green amenities and features including a broad energy efficiency and solar generation platform. In addition to the many green projects we work on, we like to showcase innovative green and smart structures, and the cutting edge technologies, products and design that are now available.
The Manna house in Los Angeles, designed by architect Jeremy Levine is a modern smart home that utilizes extensive sustainable systems, and recycled and non toxic materials. The flooring throughout the house is either recycled or unfinished plywood, as are the ceilings. All of the decking is composite recycled material. The kitchen and bathroom countertops were all poured in place with concrete using environmentally friendly fly ash. The home is powered by a photovoltaic solar energy system. It also features a rain collection and grey water recycling system which are both utilized to water fruit trees and a garden.
The passive cooling system is acheived by using low windows on one side of the house and high windows on the opposing side creating a natural breezeway, and a movable fan for days when there is no breeze. Non VOC paints and stains were used, and all electrical appliances are energy star rated. For more information about Channel Lumber’s continuing effort to promote green and sustainable building practices, please contact us. Photo Credit