"We're very excited about (the award)," said Nest founder Kip Kelly.
"It helps bring awareness to our need to keep thinking about energy.
I think it's a great program, and we're proud to have been given the honor."
The house was built in the 1960s and was in need of an upgrade, Kelly
The Scotts wanted to minimize energy costs and water usage and wanted to use as many nontoxic materials as possible.
The house now has more than 50 "green" ideas, including a geothermal heating and cooling system, solar panels, materials with high recycled content, a recycled rainwater system and a roof garden.
"Everything we used was either recycled materials, recyclable materials or materials that had no (volatile organic compounds)," Kelly
"You're starting to see more and more of those - products without VOCs.
They're not very good for you."
Solar panels on the roof generate 200 kilowatts of power, and there are solar "sunflowers" that also generate power, Kelly
The house is not "off the grid," so to speak.
"The house is producing just about as much energy as they use," he
"During the rainy season, they have an ample supply of water, but when we go a few weeks without rain, they use the city water as a backup system," Kelly
The project took about two years, but there will be additional upgrades, Kelly
"I think we'll continue to tweak it as time goes by to make it more efficient," he
Kelly founded Nest in 1995 in Los Angeles.
opened an office on Willow Street in Lebanon in 2000.