Lake Bluff Passive House

  • | Passive House (PHIUS+2018 pre-certified)

  • | DOE Zero Energy Ready (pending)

Passive House is a model for low-energy, high-quality living, and the Lake Bluff Passive House achieves it with contemporary style. With non-toxic construction and finish materials and a continuous energy-recovery-ventilation system, indoor air quality will be optimized; with efficient lighting, appliances, and mechanical systems along with a super-insulated envelope, comfort is ensured along with low energy consumption. Low-flow water fixtures with a demand-controlled hot water recirculation system keep water use and energy low. The interior features an aging-in-place ground floor bedroom suite, sophisticated handling of natural light, and a feature stair built of reclaimed oak timbers. This home will be featured on the 2019 Green Built Home Tour.

Expected Completion Date

General Contractor
Biltmore Homes


Structural Engineer
Goodfriend Magruder Structure

Third-party Testing and Verification
Eco Achievers

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