PASADENA, CA- Adding to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in Southern California is the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA, which is said to become the first concrete LEED Platinum home in the USA. Currently in construction, the Pasadena EcoHouse will be a three bedroom, single level home perched upon a rocky hillside in San Rafael on a 1,975 sq. ft lot. This distinctive edifice will consist of recycled glass and concrete countertops, solar generation, and a rainwater and greywater catchment system as well as sustainable wood kitchen cabinets by ALNO. The homeowners that commissioned the design - James Copelan and Jancie Kapanski would like to be the first homeowners to earn Platinum certification for water and energy efficiency by the U.S Green Building Council.

Believing that the interior structure of a home is just as important as its exterior, the homeowners opted for the cabinetry of ALNO Pasadena. They chose ALNOCHIC - a modern, yet curvaceous cabinet collection which would offer an attractive contrast to the angular shape of the home. The upper cabinets will feature a high-gloss olive brown wood-grain finish, while the lower cabinets will have a high-gloss vanilla finish.

"The homeowners wanted cabinets that have the look of wood, but were still eco-friendly," said Fred Crockett, owner of ALNO PASADENA. "After searching the country for a cabinet manufacturer that could provide a wholly green product that would allow them to receive LEED certification, they found us."

ALNO has led the industry in green manufacturing for over 80 years. They have been using non-toxic paints and lacquers, free from heavy metals and low in emissions for over 20 years. Products are manufactured using recycled and regenerated wood from certified resources as well as the continued use of non-toxic laminates, aluminum, glass and technical veneers. ALNO only uses lumber, veneers, and wood panels from fully managed sustainable forests.

For more information visit www.alnousa.com/pr or call DRS & Associates, 818.981.8210.