Loretta Groulx, 85, and her daughter Gayle Masuna barely made it out alive when the PG&E pipeline explosion ripped through the Crestmoor neighborhood and destroyed the home that they lived in on Claremont Drive.
Nearly two years later, the mother and daugther are almost ready to move back into a rebuilt home that is not only brand new but also green. When it is completely done in about a month, the home is expected to be one of the greenest homes in the city and San Mateo County because it will be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, the highest level of green building.
The builder, Walter M. Springs Construction, and the city held an open house for the public on Friday to show the progress that has been made on Groulx's home. It was also an opportunity to show how more green homes could be built in the neighborhood and city.