The Morning Blend


Simple steps to make your home more energy efficient

Posted at 4:11 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 18:12:00-05

More homeowners in the U.S. are going green these days. The benefits of green home upgrades, regardless of size, can help reduce your carbon footprint as well as monthly energy costs. One shining example of an energy savvy home is the recently completed Bridge House located in Los Angeles. It’s a unique, 200-foot long residence built over a stream and showcases green features that many homeowners can incorporate into their own homes as well. Some of these features include a smart heating and cooling system, drought tolerant landscaping, special window treatments that close automatically during the hottest times of the day, and a rooftop solar system that can generate much of the home’s energy needs.

Bridge House is owned and was designed by award-winning architect Dan Brunn.

More About Dan Brunn: Dan Brunn, AIA, founded his Los Angeles-based firm, Dan Brunn Architecture, in 2005. Widely published, Dan’s work includes all retail, hospitality, cultural, and residential projects. Named a “Rising Star” by Architectural Digest, Dan’s portfolio includes furniture design that addresses the needs of living room, bedroom, and bath with highly functional, sophisticated, and streamlined solutions. Dan lectures frequently and is a brand ambassador for Bosch. He earned a B.Arch at University of Southern California, and a M.Arch from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

More About Jensen Chapman
Jensen is a seasoned solar professional with a passion for renewable energy and people. At SunPower, he empowers a team of like-minded solar enthusiasts to help homeowners reach their energy goals. He finds it most rewarding when he can positively impact others through training and development, while changing the way our world is powered for valued customers and the preservation of future generations. Jensen is a California native from Irvine, now living in San Jose, California, with his wife of 20 years and two children ages 16 and 19. He enjoys going to the beach, watching sports, and attending live music events.