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Commuter’s Craftsman | 1908 Hitchcock Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515  view map 
Transitional Craftsman built with unsurpassed energy efficiency and elegant design.

SIZE: 3,100 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction

Net Zero Energy Ready (Pending)
Energy Star v3.1 (Achieved)
HERS Rating (Achieved)
NAHB National Green Building Standard (Pending)

Barriere Construction Inc.
511 Austin St., Downers Grove, IL 60515
At Barriere Construction, we understand that green building is far more than just a fleeting trend. Today’s homeowners are truly committed to a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. To meet this growing demand, Barriere Construction has made it our mission to be the leading authority in high-performance, “green” home building.




Located just outside of downtown Downers Grove within 1 mile from Metra, downtown, public library shopping, and restaurants. The Commuter’s Craftsman is a high performance, energy star certified home built with the utmost standards, unparalleled experience, design, amenities, and made to be affordable for today’s modern family.

Solar Ready is standard for this home.  There is a PVC chase from the attic to electric main panel, so when adding solar panels at a later date the installation will require no drywall damage or rework.

The exterior construction consists of an exterior rigid foam thermal barrier, cement board siding, cultured stone, and aluminum fascia soffits. The thermal barrier helps save on energy costs and renewable exterior finishes are better for the earth.

Energy efficiency has been incorporated into all aspects of this home, including a 96% high efficiency furnace, a tankless water heater, fresh air intake, MERV 11 air infiltration, LED lighting, and water sense plumbing fixtures. Utilities savings across the board!

Interior finishes of low or 0 VOC paint, water base floor finishes, man-made quartz countertops, MDF interior millwork, and no natural stone throughout, ensure that indoor air quality is a top priority in this home.