BrightLeaf Eco 3 | 816 S. 8th Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525 view map
This newly completed project is designed, built, and tested to be La Grange’s most energy efficient new single family home ever built.
SIZE: 3,100 square feet
PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction
Energy Star for Homes
Zero Energy Ready Home
EPA Indoor AirPlus
3830 Madison Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513
We established BrightLeaf Homes LLC as a homebuilding and construction management company that focuses on high performance, sustainable homes on infill sites. We leverage the strengths of planning and management processes to deliver you an exceptional home that is completed on time, at the projected budget, and at the level of quality that you expect.
The large front porch and classic gables that blend in with the other homes on the block camouflage some of the details that make this new home sustainable. The solar PV system, high level of air tightness, the fully insulated R-21 walls and R-60 attic, the triple pane R-5 windows, and the energy efficient appliances and lighting are all things that are subtle but will contribute to very low utility bills and high levels of indoor comfort.
Efficiency aside, the open first floor plan, 5 bedrooms, and fully insulated, finished 8’ tall basement make this an appealing new home for anyone even without the green “warm fuzzies”. The sustainability focus of this project goes beyond the energy efficiency and includes low/no VOC materials and finishes, recycled content building materials, and the majority of trade contractors based within 10 miles of the project. Easily qualifying for Energy Star, this home continues the mission of BrightLeaf building highly energy efficient new homes in the near west suburbs.