Perlita Biophilia Charrette, Part 1

On May 8th, 2017, the Verdical Group team convened for the first of two half-day charrettes for Xavier Gaucher’s Perlita Passive House. Previously introduced in this blog, Gaucher is pursuing Passive House Certification and Living Building Challenge (LBC), Energy Petal Certification; one stipulation of the LBC Petal Certification is that the team holds one full day charrette (or two half-day charrettes) to specifically integrate biophilia in the design of the Project, inside and out. Read more

Perlita Passive House

Photos courtesy of Lawrence Anderson.

Services:

  • Living Building Challenge Project Management (Petal Certified): Energy, Beauty, and Health Petals

Location: Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA
Area: 2,000 square feet
Client/Owner: Xavier Gaucher | View Xavier’s Perlita Passive House blog here.
Building Type: Single Family Residential

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There are fewer than 500 emerging net zero projects in the country (per the New Buildings Institute tracking) and we are proud to be the lead consultant on the nation’s third Passive House and Living Building Challenge Petal Certification project. It is also the 1st Energy Petal-certified project in California, the 9th Energy Petal-certified project ever, and the 18th ILFI-certified project in California.

Located in Atwater Village in Los Angeles, CA, the Perlita Passive House project is a net positive building – producing more energy than it consumes annually. The project includes solar panels and Tesla Powerwall battery storage. Verdical Group completed Living Building Challenge Petal Certification project management for this first-of-its-kind project, which won the USGBC-LA Sustainable Innovation Honor Award in the Energy Category in 2019.