LEED Gold Project (Pending)
Situated on the northwest side of Chicago in Dunning, just south of Irving Park Road and East of Harlem, Greenline Home #1 demonstrates sustainability at reasonable cost. With air-tight sealing, staggered framing, water efficient fixtures, and a pending LEED for Homes Gold certification, this home was constructed at under $105 per square foot.
Most impressive for this home is achieving above and beyond Passive House level air-sealing (0.57 ACH)... before insulation was installed! According to the U.S. Department of Energy, proper air sealing makes for a more durable building with significantly reduced heating and cooling costs. Other notable features include a learning thermostat that automatically saves energy when occupants are away. Furthermore, this home promotes healthy indoor air quality with low-VOC paints and finishes, and a low-NOX water heater.
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