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GreenBuilt Home Series: Wellness + High Performance

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The GreenBuilt Home Tour is virtual this year! Join us on July 29 to explore three unique homes prioritizing health, durability and energy.

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Illinois Green's 8th Annual GreenBuilt Home Tour is virtual this year! The 2020 GreenBuilt Home Series will focus on topics such as passive house design, deep energy retrofits, all-electric homes, and pairing wellness with high performance.

Our final program in the series, on Wednesday, July 29, will feature two new construction homes, located in Evanston, IL, Oak Park, IL and Crown Point, IN, that prioritized health, wellness and durability as much as high energy performance.

Homes featured during this session will include...

  • Cool Sustainable Home: This Evanston, IL home features a series of techniques and technologies that will help it achieve a predicted energy use 40% less than baseline. The home features a high efficiency HVAC system combined with an air to air heat exchanger, solar photovoltaic panels. It is also prewired for a battery back up system and EV charging stations in the garage.
  • House of the Rising Sun: This Crown Point, IN home was designed and constructed to be a low toxicity, healthy, net zero energy home. This home is durable, fire, mold and insect resistant. Comfort, health, and energy efficiency were the key priorities for the homeowner. In addition, this step free, ADA compliant property ensures a smooth transition to aging in place.
  • Sustainability with Style: This Oak Park, IL historic home, built in the1890s, features renovations focused on a careful balance between energy conservation, aesthetics, indoor air quality and practicality. Projects in this home included reusing and reconditioning the radiators and adding new energy-efficient boilers and ceiling fans to circulate air 3 seasons of the year.

Presenters will include:

  • Nate Kipnis, Kipnis Architecture + Planning
  • Larry Ponziano, Innovative Homes NW Inc.
  • Carole Jackson, Building Solutions, Inc.
  • Michael Gold, Lumen Efficiency Consulting

Learn more about all 12 homes featured during the GreenBuilt Home 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 29th program today! A donation/pay-as-you-wish model is also available for this event.

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