Werr Residence
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Werr Residence | 808 E Indiana St. Wheaton, IL 60187  view map


SIZE: 3,600 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family New Construction

• NAHB National Green Building Standard


JAW Builders, INC
808 E Indiana St. Wheaton, IL 60187
JAW Builders, Inc. is an ENERGY STAR builder and delivers experienced, influential design and building services for the new residential and remodeling market.


In 2010, JAW Builders’ model home was the first home in Illinois to achieve Emerald status by the National Association of Home Builders – the highest achievement currently possible in residential green construction. This environmentally conscious home features a wealth of energy-efficient components and state-of-the-art green products designed to yield impressive savings on utility bills along with better indoor air quality. Underground geothermal heating and cooling system, rigid foam insulation, solar reflective roofing, and low-VOC paints are just a few of the home’s impressive features. Without sacrificing style, the home maximizes special efficiency and was meticulously built to adapt to a family’s changing needs. Features include a 2,900 square foot basement that includes large bonus rooms beneath the two-car tandem garage and oversized walk-in closets on the first and second floor that can easily be retrofitted for a future elevator without impacting room size. Jason A. Werr, President of JAW Builders, not only set out to demonstrate it is possible to build the highest quality green home while remaining affordable and durable for the average family, but to prove it by having the model serve as his primary residence with wife, three children and a dog.