Green Luxury Home | Arlington Heights, Illinois

  • HERS/Energy Star 5+ (44 score)

This classically proportioned home's design combines a number of green techniques and technologies to reduce its energy usage and associated carbon footprint. The key design element is the use of a three-story stair tower that acts as a ventilation shaft when the remote controlled skylights at the top are opened. The open floor plan on the first floor provides great 'flow'.

Located down a hallway between the stairs is an octagonal office, complete with a separate client entry. The backyard has a remotely operable screened porch that provides insect control. Opposite of the porch is an outdoor kitchen.


+ GREEN FEATURES

Solar thermal panels with hot water and HVAC assist

Mechanically assisted whole house ventilation

Integrated roll down screens at covered porch

Low and no-VOC finishes and materials

Closed-cell foam insulation system

Recycled tire decking material

Recycled content countertops

Zoned radiant floor system

Cement fiberboard siding

Air-to-air heat exchanger

Natural ventilation


Photos by ©2017 Wayne Cable

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