Charles Heppner Artist Studio | 8628 S. Marquette Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 view map
Using sustainable performance metrics to provide a guided road map that creates properties which improve the environment, produce energy and are economically viable.
SIZE: 1,687 square feet
PROJECT TYPE: Single Family renovation/remodel
Chicago Green Homes – 3 stars
HERS Rating = 16
Designing around sustainable performance metrics to provide a guided road map that creates properties which improve the environment, produce energy and are economically viable.
Charles Heppner Artist Studio and Residence was designed, deconstructed, rebuilt, and managed by his brother, Timothy Heppner, who is the Executive Director of Ecotelligent Design. It was constructed with the belief that a home can clean air, purify water, enrich land, generate energy, and build communities.
This home has an exceptional integrated stormwater management system, which includes a vegetated roof, rain barrels, seepage catchments, bioswales, rain gardens, and wetland reservoir. The property mediates 100% of its stormwater on site.
It has passive and active solar management that incorporates a steel umbrella roof, optimized window orientation and sizing, solar thermal panels, and pre-rough in for photovoltaic system. This property will generate more energy then it uses.
The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is unique to residential buildings. It consists of a dedicated outdoor air system which provides 100% of ventilation and decouples latent loads. The HVAC system consists of a small water to water heat pump that provides radiant cooling and heating as well as domestic water heating.
The award winning landscaping that includes restored native prairie, pollinator sanctuary, wetland reservoir, and a victory garden. Additional landscapes are roof top strawberry fields, raspberry gangway, blueberry bunch, and two potato patches.
On energy performance, this home has Energy Star appliances, Led lighting, induction stove top, high performance plumbing fixtures, air tight envelope, and optimized insulation levels.