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