The large front porch and classic gables that blend in with the other homes on the block camouflage some of the details that make this new home sustainable. The solar PV system, high level of air tightness, the fully insulated R-21 walls and R-60 attic, the triple pane R-5 windows, and the energy efficient appliances and lighting are all things that are subtle but will contribute to very low utility bills and high levels of indoor comfort.
Efficiency aside, the open floor plan, 5 bedrooms, and fully insulated interior and exterior, finished 8’ tall basement make this an appealing new home for anyone even without the green “warm fuzzies”. The sustainability focus of this project goes beyond the energy efficiency and includes low/no VOC materials and finishes, recycled content building materials, vehicle charging station, built-in smart home features, and the majority of trade contractors based within 10 miles of the project. Easily qualifying for Energy Star, this home continues the mission of BrightLeaf building highly energy efficient new homes in the near west suburbs.
Whether it’s a high efficiency residence for low utility costs and comfortable living or a better value property with advanced green features, Eco Achievers can help you achieve your dream home and ensure that your project gets its deserved certification. If you would like more information about this project or what we do, please feel free to contact us!