#LIVE on #JaneUnchained correspondent Elysabeth Alfano of Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast/Vlog takes a tour of Ed Begley Jr..’s Platinum LEED (Leadership Energy Environmental Design) certified house before they sit in his kitchen for an afternoon chat!
Ed’s house is like a fortress. It’s made from steel in a way that does not transfer heat to the outside keeping his house nice and cozy. Even the paint throughout the house is nontoxic. Elysabeth and Ed walk outside to check out the outside of the house. There they show off the amazing vegetable garden and compost bins. You may be wondering how they can water these plants in an eco-friendly way. The water comes from the shower and the laundry room. They use biodegradable soaps and the fruit trees thrive on “gray water.” Ed recommends buying brands like Seventh Generation household products and he also has a line of his own eco-friendly soaps available for purchase. Ed has a pool that is a chlorine-free ozone-treated pool that can be covered to keep the water from evaporating. He uses solar panels to heat the pool and the hot water in the house. To top it off, there is also a hidden rain tank he uses to irrigate the whole yard.