The Frame of the Begley House Goes Up [Photos & Video]

See exclusive photos of the house construction.

This week the cranes were erecting the frames of the LEED platinum environmentally sound house that Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson are building in Studio City.

This is close to the Los Angeles River, and not far from their retro-fitted solar-powered house that Ed has lived in for a few decades.

Photographer Peter Bennett took the photos this week and shared them with Studio City Patch.

Actor Raphael Sbarge of Once Upon a Time and good friend of the Begley's is recording the progress of the house for a series called On Begley Street.

Begley is a noted actor and environmentalist and he and Rachelle spent the week overseeing the steel framing for their green house that they are attempting to build under LEED Platinum Certified standards.

Their web series "On Begley Street” is a Web series that explores the building of North America’s greenest, most sustainable home. This will be one of only 13 residential homes built in California using steel, a sustainable material that is 95 percent recyclable.

Also around town this weekend are two public events:

Los Angeles-based Open Neighborhoods has announced two public events this Sunday, Jan. 20, to present information about an ambitious new Los Angeles DWP solar purchase program for commercial rooftops and parking lots. The events will include opportunities for the public to learn about utility rebates, neighborhood programs, financing options and other incentives for rooftop solar installations.  

Green Tent at the Mar Vista Farmers Market



Sunday, Jan 20th from 9am-11am

Learn who qualifies and how you can receive maximum benefit during the first six months of LADWP's new rooftop solar purchase program. View an instant satellite evaluation of solar energy potential on your property. Discover how you can benefit even if you don't own a rooftop!  Read more.




Solar Open House & Backyard Celebration



Sunday, Jan 20th from 1pm-4pm

Join local property owners and clean energy advocates for a backyard celebration and demonstration of a new solar energy system on a historic home in Country Club Park! Learn about sustainable homes in historic preservation overlay zones, California Energy Upgrade savings, utility solar rebates and neighborhood incentives.  Complimentary refreshments. RSVP.


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