Charles Heppner Artist Studio | 8628 S. Marquette Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 view map
Using sustainable performance metrics to provide a guided road map that creates properties which improve the environment, produce energy and are economically viable.
SIZE: 1,687 square feet
PROJECT TYPE: Single Family renovation/remodel
Chicago Green Homes – 3 stars
HERS Rating = 16
Designing around sustainable performance metrics to provide a guided road map that creates properties which improve the environment, produce energy and are economically viable.
Charles Heppner Artist Studio and Residence was designed, deconstructed, rebuilt and managed by his brother Timothy Heppner who is the Executive Director of Ecotelleigent Design. It was constructed with the belief that a home can be sustainable.
This home has exceptional integrated stormwater management system which includes a vegetated roof, rain barrels, seepage catchments, bioswales, rain gardens and wetland reservoir. The property mediates all the stormwater on site.
It has passive and active solar management that incorporates a steel umbrella roof, optimized window orientation and sizing, solar thermal panels, and pre-rough in for photovoltaic system. This property will generate more energy then it uses.
The infrastructure has an innovated HVAC system that utilize geo-exchange pre-air conditioning, zoned radiant heating, entropy wheel dehumidification and ventilation, plus slab radiant cooling.
With award winning landscaping that includes restored native prairie, butterfly sanctuary, wetland reservoir and victory gardens. Additional landscapes are roof top strawberry fields, raspberry gangway, blueberry bunch and a potato patch.
On energy performance this home has Energy Star appliances, Led lighting, induction stove top, high performance plumbing fixtures, air tight envelop and optimized insulation levels.