Category Archives: Projects of Note

Pleasantly Tight Times in a MF Passive House

So you’d think that blower door testing on a four-story multifamily passive house project with 60 studio apartments would be one long afternoon (or at least a series of them). Well, that’s quite a different story (and shorter one, I might thankfully add) when you’re dealing with PHIUS+/Passive House design. Last week, Eco Achievers ventured to…
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Uber Haus

What happens when you combine LEED, Passive House, and Living Buildings? An Uber Haus; one of the most innovative homes in the country. This home exemplifies the true quality, building science, and durability of an Evolutionary Home.  This home is designed to meet the worlds strictest energy efficiency and building science certification, Passive House.  It is…
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Evanston Apartments Use Centralized Geothermal

This LEED Silver project in Evanston was developed as 4-story building with underground parking, with a total of twelve units.  These apartment units are currently rented out and the building has achieved full occupancy, and recently earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. One remarkable aspect of the building was a centralized geothermal systems…
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Two Eco Achievers Projects Featured on DWELL

In the days leading up to the 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour, Dwell Magazine heard of this remarkable event and flew a correspondent to Chicago to check out some of the 18 homes featured on the tour. They ended up visiting four homes exemplifying high-performance healthy living in an urban area, and two of the homes were…
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