Clarum is incredibly proud to have built the very first net-zero office building in Palo Alto. Our company is committed to creating comfortable, energy-efficient environments which reduce utility costs and promote ecological stewardship… and of course, our own office headquarters are no exception.
But what does having a new net-zero office building actually mean?
Traditional commercial buildings consume 40% of the total fossil fuel energy in the US, and are significant contributors of greenhouse gases. With global climate change and rising energy...
Housewarming party 9/4/2014
Clarum is getting nice and settled in our new home, and our recent Housewarming Party was a success. We’d like to extend a thank you to everyone who attended and helped us celebrate our new office!
On Thursday of last week, we had a steady stream of guests – including staff, clients, architects, consultants, designers, city staff, realtors, subcontractors, friends, and family. We all enjoyed live music and gourmet food trucks. Best of all, we got to show off our brand new net-zero building!
Here are some pictures of the event – we hope you had a blast,...
At Clarum Homes, we’re passionate about transforming the way you live. That means creating comfortable, energy-efficient homes – which promote ecological stewardship, reduce monthly utility costs, and provide a comfortable and healthy living environment for our clients.
So it should come as no surprise that when it came to our own office headquarters, we held ourselves to the same standard. We are thrilled to announce our beautiful new office location on Olive Avenue, the very first net-zero office building in Palo Alto.
What is net-zero?
A net-zero office building means that we only...
Sunday, April 28th from 1:00 - 5:00pm
840 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos, CA
Free tour! No tickets or reservations required.
Join us and experience a passive-inspired modern home first hand.
The future of modern is a stunning merger of high-performance, energy efficient construction and contemporary architecture. Tour this green home and see how Clarum Homes seamlessly blends sustainability with sophisticated design. Don't miss out! This is a one-day opportunity to immerse yourself in a truly modern living experience.
About the Home
Approximately 3,800 square feet, this single-story...
Come see the Palo Alto Passive Home!
October is a busy month for Passive Homes! Please join us at one of our several upcoming events. All events include our newest Palo Alto Passive Home, 1510 Portola Avenue. Please note that parking is limited; please consider parking at Palo Alto High School on Churchill Avenue.
All events are free and open to the community! We hope to see you there!
2012 Solar Homes Tour: The Road to Net-Zero Energy
Hosted by Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet
October 13th from 1pm – 5pm
You are invited to take a self-guided tour of five local homes including...
First Certified Passive Home in San Mateo County & Menlo Park, California
We are well under way on our first custom Passive Home in Menlo Park. The house is scheduled to be finished in late May.
You may be wondering….what exactly is a passive house?
A Passive Home is an extremely comfortable, healthy, economical and sustainable home, designed and constructed to use up to 90% less energy than a traditional home. This is achieved by enhanced insulation, greatly reduced thermal bridging, a virtually air tight building envelope, high performance windows and a heat recovery ventilation...