Wildwood Passive Power Model | 21215 Rosewood Dr., Marengo, IL 60152 view map 
This home is a model home in a new development, Wildwood, that will converge Passive House technologies with solar and energy storage in order to avoid any negative duck curve effect and require no peak power plant energy for most of the year.
Construction Status: Complete

SIZE: 2,688 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction

CERTIFICATIONS:
PHIUS+ 2018 Pilot (Pending)
EPA Indoor Air Plus (Pending)
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (Pending)
ENERGY STAR for Homes (Pending)
HERS Rating (Pending)

BUILDER:
Evolutionary Home Builders
25 N River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
630-485-1818
www.evolutionaryhomebuilders.com
EHB is a performance centric design build firm that is passionate about helping increase health and wellness of our clients through a holistic design, materials, and construction coordination. EHB also builds high energy efficient Passive House, Living Buildings, Net Zero, and Net Zero Ready homes that use no onsite fossil fuels. We also offer this in prefabricated building components, and full volumetric modular projects.

DEVELOPMENT:
Wildwood of Marengo 
1/4 mile East of Route 23 on Coral Rd Marengo, IL 
www.wildwoodmarengo.com

LANDSCAPING:
Bluestem Ecological Services
19812 West Coral Rd Marengo, IL 60152
815-568-2927
[email protected]
www.bluestemeco.com

ENERGY RATER/GREEN RATER
Eco Achievers
1647 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
708-848-4980
www.ecoachievers.com
EcoAchievers provides consulting, energy rating, and third-party verification services to help deliver sustainable, high-performance homes. Experience with Energy Star, LEED, NGBS, and GreenStar programs.

SUPPLIER:
The Evolutionary Home/Evolutionary Supply & Building Solutions
200 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134
630-485-1818/ 312-952-5451
evolutionaryhomebuilders.com/green-building/the-evolutionary-home/
A building supplier specializing in everything builders and architects need to build sustainable, healthy, energy efficient, and durable homes.  Building Solutions is a one stop shop for materials from foundation to furnishing that have all been vetted to perform at the highest level. Also, a retail outlet specializing in home goods, decor, and furniture that integrate high design with health and sustainability.

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery
1410 Butterfield Road Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-916-8560
www.fergusonshowrooms.com

WEBSITES:
Project Website: www.evolutionaryhomebuilders.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHomeBuilders/
Twitter: twitter.com/evolutionaryhb

HOME DESCRIPTION:

This home, that merges lifestyle, nature and community, is the first in a new development launching during GreenBuilt Home Tour 2019, Wildwood. This community uses modern technology to connect services while allowing you to live in a beautiful natural environment.

The Burr Oak Passive Power Plant is designed to impact your health positively through seasonal, outdoor activities and a local farmers delivery year round. At this home, energy is shared among neighbors which powers a net zero way of living via an innovative microgrid infrastructure. This home also has access to onsite composting, an electric car charging station, and onsite bee hives. Burr Oak Passive Power Plant’s connection with nature creates a harmonious blend of native landscapes providing beautiful color palettes. Come check out this home to connect with both indoor and outdoor natural environments.

Beyond energy alone, this home utilizes protocols for healthy indoor environments.  Beyond just using materials we know and have experience with, this home has been third party lab tested to verify the healthy air quality inside, as all homes by this builder have done for the  past 10 years.

For the past 4 years efforts have been made to re-establish native wildflower and prairie species through the community while also clearing out invasive species in the underbrush of the oak groves.  This is all being done in an effort to return the prairie, wetlands, and forest back to its pre-agricultural / settlement state.

Other features throughout the community include permeable hardscapes throughout the community, both on the homesites and the public roads throughout.  This helps restore natural groundwater and aquifers, and eliminate storm runoff into wetlands.   There are also plans underway for other community amenities like a children’s playground, CrossFit Trail, swimming pond,  hiking trails, and a single track mountain biking trail.

 

Thank you to our 2019 Tour Partners and Sponsors!

2019 Sponsors
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