Unveiling of Prof. Mark Z. Jacobson
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Mark Z. Jacobson – Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy program at Stanford University, co-founder of The Solutions Project and of the 100% initiative – unveiled his net-zero BONE Structure home in Stanford, California on July 23rd, 2016. Over the course of 4 days, more than 1000 people attended the bareBONE event, which showcased a convergence of clean technologies including those of TomKat Center Innovation Transfer grantees that are deploying sustainable energy solutions for the built world. Speakers at the event included Mark Jacobson, JB Straubel (CTO and co-founder of Tesla Motors), Tommaso Deserti (Head of RNC and OEM at Nest), Marc Bovet (CEO and co-founder of BONE Structure) and Charles Bovet (VP Operations US of BONE Structure).
With its first project in California well under way and 16 additional projects to be built in the Bay Area and Southern California, BONE Structure also marked the official launch of their San Francisco office. Following quickly in the footsteps of the Stanford home, two new projects are already breaking ground in July. BONE Structure aims to build 50 new homes in California in 2016 and has the manufacturing resources to build up to 1000 homes per year.
From left to right: Marc BOVET (CEO | Co-founder of BONE Structure), Mark JACOBSON (Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University and co-founder of The Solutions Project), Michelle TREMBLAY (VP | Co-founder of BONE Structure), JB STRAUBEL (CTO and co-founder of Tesla Motors), Charles BOVET (VP Operations US at BONE Structure) and Tommy DESERTI (Head of RNC and OEM at Nest)
“I chose the BONE Structure technology because it offered prefabricated benefits (reduced waste on the job-site, decreased dust, and minimalized disruption to neighbors) while providing more flexibility for the shape of the house and making the most of my odd-shaped lot. The net energy efficiency, once the envelope is leak-proof, is due not only to the structure but also to energy sources and appliances. I have no gas going onto the property; instead, all energy comes from electricity. I will use electric cars, heat pumps for air and water heating, and an electric induction stove. The house will be powered by solar panels on the rooftop and energy will be stored using Tesla batteries in the garage.”
– Mark Z. Jacobson
Live Testimonials from the bareBONE Event
Builders, architects, customers and first-time visitors presented their reactions to the BONE Structure building system over the course of the event. Hear them react to our innovative technology.
Net-zero energy home, powered 100% by clean and sustainable electricity.
A 15 kW solar panel system installed on the roof powers the home.
Tesla Powerwall units provide energy storage and will eventually help take the home off-grid.
Built on two floors, the home features 3200 sq. ft. of living space and a 500 sq. ft. garage.
Ceiling height on the main floor is 12 ft. finished and almost 10 ft. on the second floor.