David Kaneda

Building the future of all-electric living


Year built: 2011
Location: Cupertino, CA
Type: Modern Single Family Ranch
Details: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, office, guest room, 2,000 sq. ft.
Architect: LMS Architects
Energy Consultant: Integral Group



Induction cooktop with wok
Cook better, faster, safer and healthier than gas without releasing harmful pollutants into your home

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Heat Pump HVAC
Heat and cool your home without producing GHG emissions

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Wireless Thermostat
Keep each room in the house at the perfect temperature automatically


Heat Pump Water Heater
Heat water more efficiently than gas while eliminating GHG emissions


A leading expert on sustainable and net zero building design, David built his own home to be a modern case study and example of how to construct houses using current available technology for maximum energy efficiency and cost savings.

“For example, we have a radiant heat pump HVAC built into the slab so instead of vents, it heats and cools the house through the floor. It’s more efficient and comfortable then ventilation systems and keeps the floor warm in the winter. We use a solar thermal water heating system which uses dedicated solar panels on the roof to preheat the water tanks based on the temperature and season, which saves a lot of energy. Our induction stove and wok burner are amazing; very safe to use and it heats up so fast.  Most important, we pay far less in energy bills then in my previous house which used gas. I have given tours of our house to colleges, youth groups and environmental agencies. I’m a big believer in getting the word out about energy-saving technologies available right now.”

DAVID KANEDA | Homeowner