East Bay brothers look to raise bar for stylish, energy-efficient designExpansive interiors, large windows, imported finishes — all can coexist within a home that produces as much energy as it consumes.In both cases, the homes offer bright, airy rooms and dramatic view decks.[...] state auditors believe there will be a reliable market for ZNE homes by 2020.Spa bathrooms with soaking tubs await in the master bathrooms.Seeking to curb energy waste, they fixated on ventilation systems.Friedman’s background is commercial real estate, and the UC Berkeley graduate has extensive experience with LEED projects and energy-efficient building.“My interest in working with Scott and Keith was to set the stage and build ZNE homes that are equivalent to others in the area, with no discernible difference in cost,” he said.For all three of the ZNE homes, the team offers to pay any energy bills earned during the first three years.Licensed general contractor specializing in mechanical designs and zero net energy building.Manages the electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems.Holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a minor in mathematics from Chico State University.Began his construction firm in 1997 after receiving a bachelor’s in business and a minor in real estate and land use from Sacramento State University.Received a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley.
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2014 - L.E.E.D. MAINTENANCE GENERAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING, D.P.C.
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