Lake Bluff Passive House | 142 E Woodland Road, Lake Bluff, IL 60044  view map 
This beautiful, all-electric, custom home is pre-certified for Passive House and DOE Zero Energy Ready, including solar PV to achieve annual net zero.
Construction Status: In Construction

SIZE: 2,902 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (Pending)
ENERGY STAR for Homes (Pending)
HERS Rating (Pending)
PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard (Pending)

Tom Bassett Dilley Architects, Ltd.
216 Harrison, Oak Park, IL
TBDA is a nationally recognized firm specializing in high-performance, healthy, and Passive House architecture for new building and renovations.

Biltmore Homes, Inc.
3649 Leonard Wood E, Highland Park, IL

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Passive House is a model for low-energy, high-quality living, and the Lake Bluff Passive House achieves it with contemporary style. This home uses non-toxic construction and finish materials and a continuous energy-recovery-ventilation system to optimize indoor air quality. 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.