The Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is hosting its second annual GreenBuilt Home Tour this Saturday and Sunday, July 26 – 27, 2014. The tour features 18 homes across Illinois and is meant to serve as a showcase of green building and design ideas. We’ve signed on as a sponsor of the event, and you can find our products in two homes near the Chicago area.
The event helps raise public awareness about healthy and sustainable building practices in real-world applications. Homeowners looking to renovate an existing home or build a new home can connect with the area’s most accomplished green-building pros to get ideas and ask questions.
The two homes featuring our products are:
SmartHaus in Northbrook, Illinois, is a LEED® Platinum Home that incorporates passive and active solar technologies, a high-performance building envelope and our ductless systems. The homeowners particularly enjoy their ductless system’s filtration features. Check out what they had to say on Chicago’s WGNtv this week.
Uber Haus in Geneva, Illinois, is designed to meet some of the most rigorous residential green building standards in the world: Passive House, Living Building Challenge and LEEDv4 Platinum. The project is still under construction, but architect and builder duo Tom Basset-Dilley Architect and Evolutionary Home Builders have teamed up before with great results. For proof, check out the Lema Passive House in Chicago, where the two designed and built Chicago’s first Certified Passive House.
Tickets can be purchased on the GreenBuilt Home Tour website. An all-access pass for unlimited visits both days is $25.00. Single home passes are $10.00, with all proceeds going to support USGBC-Illinois Chapter initiatives. We hope to see you there!