BrightLeaf Homes Project Greenfill | 7736 Monroe Street, Forest Park, IL 60130 view map
This newly completed and for-sale project is designed, built, and tested to be Forest Park’s most energy efficient new single family home.
SIZE: 2,464 square feet
PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction
Energy Star v3 wIAP
Zero Energy Ready Home
HERS RATING: 41
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.
BrightLeaf Homes has completed similar projects in Brookfield, and is showing off their newest home with The Forest Park Greenfill Project. Based on the concept of highly energy efficient homes with modern layouts on already developed infill lots, 7736 Monroe St. is certified for Energy Star 3.1 and the DOE’s new Zero Energy Ready Home programs.
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 passive solar design, high 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, 4 bedrooms, and fully insulated unfinished 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 and currently for sale, this home continues the mission of BrightLeaf building highly energy efficient new homes in the near west suburbs.