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Lewandowski Residence | 61 North Edgewood Avenue, La Grange, Illinois 60525  view map

SIZE: 2,847 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family Construction

CERTIFICATIONS:
• LEED for homes (pending)

BUILDER:
Molidor Custom Builders, Inc.
www.MolidorBldr.com
630-789-1500
Award-Winning custom builders of Healthy Homes and LEED homes

CERTIFIED LEED FOR HOMES GREEN RATER:
LTLB Envirotecture
www.LTLBenv.com
Founded in 2007 by Laureen Blissard, we are an architecture, design, & consulting firm that primarily focuses on specialized sustainable & aging in place projects as well as green building inspections & certifications.

LANDSCAPE & DRAINAGE DESIGNER:
DigRightIn
www.digrightin.com
Since 1998, digrightin has provided its customers throughout the western suburbs with 100% organic lawn care, innovative storm water management and eco-friendly landscape design and installation.

FLOOR COATINGS:
Crest Concrete Coating
www.crestconcretecoatings.com
Crest Concrete Coatings install epoxy, stained, and polished floors in both residential and commercial environments. All systems are green, non-toxic, non-flammable, and VOC free.

CABINETRY & DESIGN:
Timberline Cabinetry Corporation
www.timberlinecabinetrycorp.com
Timberline Cabinetry is proud to provide Green Certified Cabinetry manufactured by Bertch Co. in Waterloo, IA.

ABSTRACT:

Our concept was to build a LEED certified home on a 30 x 40 footprint. We invested in the shell of the house by reducing air infiltration, increasing the amount of insulation and installing triple pane windows under the premise that the shell of the house is the most expensive and difficult to modify later.  Since our site had good southern exposure, we used passive solar features so that sunny winter day heating needs could be reduced.  Additionally, a portion of our sustainability goals focused on indoor air quality which guided us to use low/no-VOC products, a passive radon system, and an ERV.

Since indoor air quality was critical, we chose Molidor Custom Builders, with whom we’d worked previously and had constructed the first Healthy Home in the area that was entirely chemical free. As our contractors were willing to learn and agreed with our simple green solutions, we felt we were well prepared for our project. One of the major difficulties was sorting though the abundance of products and deciding which provided value and met our sustainability goals.  In the end, the expected benefits and return on investments were greater than the cost to build LEED certified and green.

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