Green House by the Greenhouse


This modest-sized home nestles into its sloping site, allowing outdoor connections at multiple levels. Gardens supporting plants, water, and bird life are planned to surround the home, and a fireplace in the screened porch extends the season of outdoor enjoyment. As a Phius-certified home, its operational energy will be minimal, allowing on-site annual net zero with the modest solar array on the roof. Flexible-use spaces are planned in the basement, meeting changing family needs over the years. With the family-run Vern Goers Greenhouse to the north, this house becomes a positive part of the family story in Hinsdale.

Expected Completion

General Contractor
Sturm Builders

Structural Engineer
Frederick Lam Structural Engineer

Civil Engineer
Haeger Engineering

Third-party Testing and Verification
Eco Achievers

Energy Use per Architecture 2030
With Solar: pEUI = -0.90, 101% reduction; Without solar: pEUI = 11.19, 77% reduction