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Ed Begley Jr. Attempts To Build 'No Impact' Home In Studio City

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Ed Begley Jr. of acting and environment-saving fame is trying to build in house in Studio City from the ground up that "will have no environmental impact, require no outside energy sources from public utilities and be completely green," according to Studio City Patch.

Although he proved he could turn a 1936 energy vortex into a green paradise, new challenge await at his new location near the Los Angeles River. First Begley is going to take down the existing home, and then start from scratch to achieve a "net zero", LEED-platinum dwelling.

All but 4 percent of the present house will be recycled. The doors and windows have been taken out and put on other homes in the area. Habitat for Humanity has taken the stove, utilities, hot water heater, copper pipes and 2-by-4s in the walls to move to build other houses, and some of the bricks are going to repair a church in Mexico. Even the gypsum in the drywall of the walls is going to be ground up to use for gardens and the paper recycled.