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Community - February 29, 2012

Green energy home wins award

Tavinder and Vivek Wadhwa have won Menlo Park's 2011 Environmental Quality Award, for their passive energy home, the city announced.

The first passive energy home in San Mateo County, the house uses insulation and other construction features to reduce energy consumption by 90 percent, according to the city. The Clarum Homes design also relies upon solar technology and heat recovery ventilation for temperature control and power supply.

The award presentation takes place at the Feb. 28 meeting of the City Council, which starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.


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