Zero Energy Homes
Simply a house that produces more than it consumes, is what we consider a Zero Energy Home. In the Chicago area you can accomplish this with a tight building envelope, efficient mechanical systems and an alternative energy generating system. You can accomplish a tight building envelope with proper insulation around windows, walls and attic. Proper insulation will cut down on transfer of heat and cooling. Efficient mechanical refers to HVAC and appliances. You want to make sure they are have high energy efficiency to reduce utility bills. For alternative energy systems you can integrate a geo-thermal energy to heat and cool your building and use solar panels or wind to power the electricity of the home. Zero Energy can be achieved in the Chicago area. Estimated savings over a 30 year mortgage is over $90,000 for a 2300 sqft home.
1030 S Taylor is project is Oak Park’s first and only zero-energy home. Even more impressive is the home will be LEED Platinum Certified. The home is a collaboration between many outstanding groups. The Village of Oak Park has teamed with GreenWerks, 2 Point Perspective and Pure Energy Alternatives to bring green living technology to the forefront with this beautiful home.
GreenWerks is dedicated to providing Chicago residents with sustainable new construction options. This Zero Energy Home was designed with the Chicago community in mind, with the fact that it fits on the average Chicago lot. Give our team a call today to learn how we can build your Zero Energy Home in the Chicagoland area.
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Zero Energy Home Features
- Solar Panels
- Geo-Thermal HVAC for Heating and Cooling
- Super Insulated R-40 Steel Stud Walls
- 95% Efficent Mechanical Systems
- Energy Star Certification
- LEED Plantnium Certification
- Rain Water Collection System
- FSC Certified Lumber
- Pervioius Pavements
- Green Cabinets and Counters
- LED Light Fixtures
- Zero VOC Paint