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GreenBuilt Home Series: Deep Energy Retrofits

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The GreenBuilt Home Tour is virtual this year! On July 15th, we'll explore homes working toward net zero through deep energy retrofits.

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Illinois Green's 8th Annual GreenBuilt Home Tour is virtual this year! Join us throughout July for a web series highlighting green homes in Illinois. The 2020 GreenBuilt Home Series will focus on topics like passive house design, deep energy retrofits, all-electric homes and pairing wellness with high performance.

This second program in the series, on Wednesday, July 15, will feature three unique, deep home energy retrofits all working toward affordable, practical means of achieving near net zero annual energy. Presenters will explore how achieving net zero energy on existing homes is possible across many home types and ages! The homes featured in this session are located in Chicago, Glen Ellyn and Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Homes featured on this session include:

  • Arlington Heights, Happy Boolo Project: This historic 1964 split-level home is anticipated to be the first LEED home in Arlington Heights, IL and one of very few LEED Platinum remodels in all of Chicagoland. The homeowners look forward to the renovated home serving as a gathering place for community and an inspiration for highly functional and sustainable living.
  • Glen Ellyn Deep Energy Retrofit: The homeowner and builder will explain the vision of this home to take an existing 1961 ranch home in a great location, and completely transform it into a home that was beautiful yet practical, at or near net zero energy use yet comfortable year round, and healthy yet reasonably affordable. The house is all electric and uses no gas.
  • North Lawndale Net Zero Home: This 1902 masonry two-flat demonstrates that even old, urban dwellings can be retrofitted to to make our homes healthier and more economic to run, own, and live in. The owners used a system-wide approach to turn this former energy hog into a net zero energy building, targeting LEED for Homes Platinum.

Presenters will include:

  • Mike Kollman, SmartHaus
  • Amy Myers & Mike Baker, Homeowners, Happy Boolo
  • Jamie Carr, Eco Achievers
  • Marcus de la fleur, de la fleur LLC

Learn more about all 12 homes featured in the GreenBuilt Home web series here!

Home presentations will run from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.

Stay with us after the web presentations for a happy (half)hour with the "tour guides" to ask your questions and get advice on your home project!

Sign up for the July 15th program today! A donation/pay-as-you-wish model is also available for this event.

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