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SmartHaus Libertyville | 215 Douglas Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048 view map
LEED Platinum registered attached single family homes designed for Aging in Place.

SIZE: 1,500 square feet per unit

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family- New Construction

CERTIFICATIONS: LEED for Homes (Pending Platinum), ZeroStep (Pending)


SmartHaus + Wexler/Kollman
16595 Easton Avenue, Prairie View, IL 60069
Architects and Construction Managers committed to sustainable design and construction practices.

Eco Achievers
802 N. Bennett St., Geneva, IL 60134
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.

Click here for a look inside SmartHaus Libertyville, and see what attendees had to say  while on the 2016 GreenBuilt Home Tour.




The property is being developed into a new single family attached dwelling. The two in-town units will be designed for aging in place as well as designed and constructed to LEED standards. Aging in place requires accessible living that can be easily navigated by people with physical limitations. In order to accommodate this lifestyle, the units have been laid out so the occupants can live and sleep on the main level, with covered parking all accessible by wheelchair if needed. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification program, providing third-party verification that a building incorporates strategies aimed at improving performance, increasing water and energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, thoughtfully utilizing our natural resources, and improving indoor environmental quality.

Combining these strategies in a single project will provide something truly unique and forward thinking and act as a benchmark for future projects to aspire towards. The home has been given a preliminary LEED Platinum rating, the highest level recognized by the US Green Building Council. Each living unit is designed to provide approximately 980 square foot on the main level as well as two enclosed parking spaces. The exteriors are designed to complement the surrounding architecture in both scale and detail and to look like single family homes, one facing North and the other facing East. The homes are anticipated to use 70% less energy than new homes being built to current energy efficiency code requirements.