Portfolio Category: Single Family Homes

BrightLeaf Eco 3 (1114 Stone Ave.)

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…
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All Electric Riverfront Eco Home (2557 W. Pensacola Ave.)

This home is unique in that it is situated on an amazing five lot that abuts the North Branch of the Chicago River. This allowed the freedom to shape the building as an ‘L’ to help block noise from Montrose Avenue to the north, to maximize the precious yard space, to provide a large south…
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Acorn Glade Passive House (4737 Puffer Rd.)

This 1,800s.f. Passive House (seeking PHIUS+ certification) is designed to harmonize with its site by taking advantage of the sun, views to mature oak trees, and its quiet setting at the western edge of Downers Grove. The interior is organized around a large south opening to a courtyard-like patio space; as a backdrop to this opening…
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1135 N Grove

LEED Platinum Completed Project In comparison to conventional new developments in the Chicagoland area, 1135 North Grove has 66% lower energy use. This property also proves that high-efficiency building doesn't have to break the bank, at a cost of only $145 per square foot after renewable energy incentives. This four bedroom home features a geothermal heating…
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