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The Bold and Beautiful Brainard | 835 S. Brainard Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525  view map 
It’s time for the home of the future, today. A Zero Energy Ready Home equipped with solar panels, an electric vehicle charging station, and smart home features.
Construction Status: Complete

SIZE: 4,000 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction

ENERGY STAR for Homes (Achieved)
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (Achieved)
HERS Rating (Achieved)
EPA Indoor Air Plus Qualified (Achieved)
WaterSense Certified (Achieved)

BrightLeaf Homes
15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Ste. 124, Hinsdale, IL 60521

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The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home represents a whole new level of home performance. It has rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health and durability.

This open concept home is perfect for growing families. With a deluxe gourmet chef’s kitchen, chrome fixtures and an elegant blend of quartz and hardwood throughout, the simplified elegance of this home is superseded only by its quality and performance. Integrated Smart Features, solar panels, and an electric car charging station equipped make this new construction home as inspiring and sustainable as those who choose to make it their own.

Additionally, BrightLeaf Energy Star-certified homes use 20-30% less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today. We go beyond what you can see and provide security to our homeowners through building to LEED for Homes Gold level standards as well as EPA Energy Star for Homes, meets Water Sense EPA criteria, certified Indoor Air PLUS, and certified Zero Energy Ready Home by the Department of Energy.