Portfolio Category: Single Family Homes

+Plus House #1 (1627 S. Newberry Ave.)

LEED Gold Project As a high-performance, healthy, and affordable home with LEED gold certification, the +Plus House is the new standard for green building. This +Plus House is located in East Pilsen’s Chicago emerging Art District where Pilsen’s culture meshes with the new energy of development. 1627 S Newberry is the first of nine +Plus Houses,…
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West Town GreenStar Retrofit (2219 W. Cortez St.)

The West Town GreenStar Retrofit is a historic landmarked two-flat in Ukranian Village that was converted to an efficient, healthy, and modern single-family home, while keeping interior and exterior historic character details.  Special emphasis was put on indoor air quality and indoor-outdoor connections. The homeowners are a medical doctor specialized in sustainable healthcare, and a…
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Net-Zero Passive Country House (5644 S. Iowa Dr.)

This is a unique passive house with a distinct “butterfly” roof which has been designed for both PV solar and Thermal solar systems.  It is located in the unique “Kankakee Sands” area of black oak savannas and prairies.The vision for the house was threefold: to be net-zero, to be beautiful and comfortable, and to be…
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Evanston’s First LEED Home (1426 Mulford St.)

The concept for this home was to create one level living in this spectacular modern home that combines technical efficiency with dramatic architecture – ‘High Design/Low Carbon™’! The structural system utilizes exposed, curved glulams that intersect in the main space to form an amazing, high ceiling that culminates with a series of remote controlled clerestory…
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