Terra Green – Tamarisk Lane | 560 Tamarisk Lane, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 view map
A green gut rehab.
SIZE: 2,324 square feet
PROJECT TYPE: Single Family- Renovation/Remodel
Energy Star v3 w/AP (Pending)
Illinois GreenStar Silver
Terra Green Incorporated
345 Little Marryat Road, Trout Valley, IL 60013
Terra Green are green developers, builders and consultants specializing in eco-friendly building at an affordable price.
This is not your average gut/rehab by a “flipper.” At Terra Green, they follow two basic rules: If they wouldn’t put it in their own home, they won’t put it in yours; and they’ll make the home as affordably green as possible. This home focuses on a tight building envelope, energy efficiency and high indoor air quality. A great deal of care was taken to meet these goals by using over 50 different green building techniques.
The builder highlights many little things that add up to a big improvement: caulked penetrations, Energy Star windows, heavy insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling, ceiling fans, Water Sense certified fixtures and all CFL or LED lighting.
The builder recycled everything they could including over two thousand pounds of metals, 1/2 acre of cardboard and a small mountain of packing foam. Demo framing was re-used, and floors were made from sustainably harvested forests.
The builder worked to make the home as healthy as possible for the owners. The home utilizes zero VOC finishes and adhesives, MERV 12 air filters, no formaldehyde cabinetry, GreenGuard certified kitchen countertop, duct cleanings, sealed crawlspace and duct joints and radon tight sump dome.