Busting Myth of Induction Stove with Rachelle Boucher
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Busting Myth of Induction Stove with Rachelle Boucher

“Chefs don't like it. It’s not gourmet way to cook. … I won’t cook on gas any more. And in my private chef life, I literally bring my induction hub to my fancy clients’ kitchen if they don’t already have induction because it cooks better, faster and more accurate.” Chef Rachelle Boucher (a.k.a. “The Appliance Whisperer”) of Kitchens to Life is a celebrated national cooking appliance trainer, private chef, influencer and event expert with over twenty years of experience creating custom training programs, activities and hands-on workshops for appliance brands, architects, designers, developers and end users to help them choose, use and enjoy modern cooking appliances and technology. After an adventurous career as a top private chef for celebrities such as filmmaker George Lucas, rock band Metallica, legendary sports celebrities and many other luminaries, Rachelle was recruited into the home appliance industry. She quickly became a celebrated corporate chef, trainer, and consultant with Monark Home, Sub-Zero & Wolf, Miele U.S.A. and many others working to showcase cooking technology such as convection, induction, speed cooking, steam cooking and more. This experience grew into a passion for electric cooking appliances which inspired her to become a leading advocate for electric kitchens and home electrification. Chef Rachelle has exceptional local, national, and international relationships with cooking appliance manufacturers, vendors, dealers, architects, designers, builders, influencers and industry groups including ASID, AIA, NKBA, NARI and experts in related fields. She is working tirelessly to bring electric kitchens to the forefront with her partner Robert Roth with their new venture, “Kitchens to Life” whose mission is to “Elevate the electric kitchens conversation, engage stakeholders with today’s inspiring cooking options and facilitate the adoption of kitchens electrification for performance, people and planet.” Rachelle recently joined forces with Building Decarbonization Coalition (www.buildingdecarb.org) to further the movement to electrify kitchens where abundant resources for electrification is available.
What's the Big Deal About Decarbonizing with Sean Armstrong
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What's the Big Deal About Decarbonizing with Sean Armstrong

“We shouldn’t imagine that we’ll just get a $20,000 home loan and decarbonize the whole house. We could do that, but that’s not the most common way. More common, like you said, people are gonna have something that’s breaking or just broke, and they need to replace it. Now is the time to spend the money and I’m going to get an electrified version. That means like a 8-year horizon. You can get the whole house like by 2030 and that would be great for the planet.” Sean Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Redwood Energy and has worked for 25 years in building electrification, designed the retrofit and new construction of more than 10,000 all-electric residences for disadvantaged populations, co-authored five practical guides to building electrification, provided legal and technical support to dozens of gas bans nationwide, helped develop the 2016/2019/2022 and 2025 Title 24 California Energy Codes, and has received sustainable design awards from the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Energy and the SoCal Building Industry Association. Together Redwood Energy has led the design of more than 1500 units of Zero Net Energy, all-electric affordable housing, and 200 all-electric market rate residences. They provide Title 24 modeling, design support and Utility Allowance modeling to create cost-effective Zero Net Energy housing. Their projects range from cottages to high rise residences, commercial spaces and large facilities. Publications of comprehensive resources by Redwood Energy based on their extensive research are available on their website. http://redwoodenergy.net/research/
Green Affordable Housing Program by USGBC-LA
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Green Affordable Housing Program by USGBC-LA

At certain points I think a lot of the building owners and management companies see the writing on the wall coming with policies changing not only at city level but also at state level with benchmarking, and conservation code is coming out, stretch code is coming out that they’re going to need to basically comply with within the next 10 to 20 years, next two decades. In a lifetime of a building, that’s pretty short. So they need to start investing now, and if they have free help from a local non-profit, then they are going to jump on it. So that’s kind of what our selling point has been there. But then also we are encountering a lot of building owners who do care about their tenants. USGBC-LA’s The Green Affordable Housing Program (GAHP) was developed to support all Angelenos in having healthy, efficient, and resilient places to live, work, and play. This program delivers green community resources to disadvantaged communities and historically underserved neighborhoods that are energy-inefficient or burdened with pollution sources that are hazardous to communities’ health. The GAHP provides owners and residents of multi-family properties located in the Eastern San Fernando Valley with strategies for reducing energy and water costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Affordable Housing Program provides: • Tenant Workshops in English and Spanish covering sustainable practices & occupant health to help reduce utility costs; • Enrollment assistance with LADWP programs and rebates; • Guidance through a menu of efficiency & electrification options to facilitate building retrofits • Installation of community EV charging stations; • Installation of Air Source Heat Pump technology to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions ; and • Subsidized installation of innovative new green building technology to reduce utility costs • Air and water quality monitoring provided at no-cost Workshops for both property owners and tenants will be delivered at 20 selected multi-family properties. Participants will also receive a toolkit with resources on sustainable practices and occupant health, programs and rebates, tips on water and energy savings, building retrofit support and more!
Regenerative Design for Regenerative Future with Avideh Haghighi
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Regenerative Design for Regenerative Future with Avideh Haghighi

“What I envision is where everybody has healthy homes regardless of your income, your age, your ability, your race of gender whatever it may be. Everybody has access to clean, comfortable home that’s energy efficient, that’s run of clean renewable energy that’s not wasting any necessary resources. I really think that’s possible. It’s possible even now. It’s not 20 years from now, but it’s possible right now. If you want to make that happen, we can absolutely make that happen. That’s my message. You know when there’s a will, there’s a way. I completely believe in that.” Avideh is a Southern California based licensed Architect specializing in sustainable/regenerative design. She believes that though buildings are primarily a matter of tectonics, they emerge from and contribute to social and ecological systems. While she has previously served as co-facilitator of the Living Future Los Angeles collaborative, as well as co-chair AIA Los Angeles Committee on the Environment, she is currently on the steering committee of the AIA California Climate Action Committee, leading AIA CA's efforts on embodied carbon. I also sit on the board of directors of USGBC-Los Angeles chapter. Avideh shares of her history and passion that led her to where she is today professionally, and her experience as an owner/founder of ZEROHOUZ, which is her personal journey to renovate a small 99-year old home in Signal Hills into a regenerative home as an example of what can be done. Avideh has partnered with Building Decarbonization Coalition to utilize a campaign called, “Switch Is On” that educates the general public about the importance of home electrification.
2564 Armacost Avenue
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2564 Armacost Avenue

Come home to a refuge where you can be a part of nature all day long. In the time when our health & wellbeing are on top of mind for most people, homes that incorporates biophilic designs are known to be very beneficial for the health of residents both physically and psychologically increasing a sense of happiness and productivity. This home is super biophilic filled with natural elements. Skylights and solar tubes pour natural light indoors that support internal process to regulate your sleep-wake cycle. French doors from the dining area and master bedroom keep you connected to the outdoor space with Twin Eagle BBQ grill, a sitting area around a fire pit surrounded by the lush garden with waterfall, fruit trees, and flowers designed by a renowned landscape designer, perfect setting for entertaining. While this 1943, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a bonus room retains the character of the period such as arched doorways, built-in cabinets, brick fireplace, and bay windows, it also has the features and efficiency of a modern home. Remodeled kitchen has Viking Stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and a wine fridge. Both bathrooms are remodeled, and Master bath has a Toto Washlet and a deep soaking tub. The recirculation pump makes the hot water ready when you are. Extra insulation was added and higher efficiency HVAC system was installed in recent years to keep the indoor temperature comfortable. Whole house ventilation system keeps the indoor air quality for health and comfort. Close to Metro Bundy station.
Regenerative Real Estate with Neal and Alissa Collins
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Regenerative Real Estate with Neal and Alissa Collins

"… regenerative real estate can go as deep as regenerative design by looking at why are we considering the rain that falls on our roof storm water whenever it is the precious vital resources, and why are we powering our homes with fossil fuels that are extracted and degrading whenever we can be pulling from the earth and the sun and free resources, and why are we degrading mountain tops and far away landscapes whenever we can use local non-toxic materials that we know are beneficial to our health and we can do it in a way that is beneficial for the economy and ecology. That’s really the basis of the regenerative real estate." Neal and Alissa Collins are the founders of Latitude, Regenerative Real Estate. They created this community of real estate agents across the boundaries of states and countries through eXp Realty who are pursuing something more than the traditional transactional real estate business and finding ways to do good in our world with passion projects where they can actually face the issues of the world and help solve them by intertwining the personal values in their businesses. Their focus is the wholistic approach to home living beyond finding dream homes for buyers or selling homes at the best price with short amount of time. These "Change Agents" dare to be different from most real estate professionals and dedicated to the message of how to prepare our built environment for 21st and 22nd centuries as culture creators and leaders.

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