Western Springs Green Home Tour: Age in Place LEED Platinum Home, November 2, Western Springs, IL (free)

  • 2 November 2023
  • Start time : 03:30 PM
  • End time : 05:30 PM
  • Event Host : Illinois Green Building
high performance, green building tour, solar, low carbon, energy efficiency
Event Description

During this home tour, attendees will learn how this project focused on the owner’s desire to make their new home able to accommodate their aging needs while also prioritizing a high level of sustainability. The ground floor is accessible and has all living functions along with a bedroom suite. With second floor guest/grandkids’ rooms and flexible-use rooms, the spatial concept was to unify upstairs and downstairs under a sweeping, sheltering roof, which faces south for solar PV. The home’s upfront carbon footprint is minimized through low-embodied energy materials (“concrete-less” slab, double stud walls and roof structure insulated with cellulose, salvaged brick for site walls and greenhouse), and its operational energy is minimized through Passive House design principles.

This project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification in order to meet the owner’s desire to ensure the project was focused on metrics related to site, water, and materials, in addition to energy. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Illinois Green Building
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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