Lake Bluff Passive House

  • | DOE Zero Energy Ready Home

  • | Passive House (PHIUS+2018)

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. 

Expected Completion Date

General Contractor
Biltmore Homes

Structural Engineer
Goodfriend Magruder Structure

Third-party Testing and Verification
Eco Achievers

Energy Use
pEUI = 6, 86% reduction

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