Wilmette Design/Build, Traditional Style with Green Technologies
This suburban house, which was constructed in 2007, fits right in with the other family homes on its leafy street.
The floor plan is as traditional as the exterior of this house, but the interior finishes reflect a contemporary aesthetic with clean lines and a monochromatic color scheme. Most extraordinary are the green technologies that were chosen to promote energy efficiency and health such as:
- Geothermal system using vertically drilled wells and WaterFurnace equipment provides forced air heating and cooling and radiant basement floors.
- Closed cell foam insulation provides superlative building envelope insulation.
- Two tankless water heaters provide unlimited hot water without the cost of keeping gallons of water constantly hot 24 hours a day.
- Aprilaire energy recovery ventilators remove stale, toxic indoor air from the home and replaces it with fresh outside air at a very low loss of Btu.
- Energy saving CFL light fixtures used throughout 90% of the house
- Sealed gas firplaces that prevent heat loss
- Bamboo flooring and fireplace mantels utilize a resource that is harder and faster growing than oak.
- Architectural plans that preserved a Shag Bark Hickory in the back yard that was judged by the Forestry Dept. to have
"the largest Shag Bark canopy in Wilmette"