Über Haus | 529 Eklund Ave., Geneva, IL 60134 view map
First of a kind home in the country in marrying health, energy efficiency, and durability. 115% more energy efficient than code home, 98% healthier, and built to last for centuries.
SIZE: 2,500 square feet
PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction
LEED for Homes v4
Passive House (PHIUS)
Living Building Challenge
Fortified for Safer Living
NAHB National Green Building Standard
Energy Star v3
EPA Indoor Air Plus
DOE Net Zero Ready
HERS RATING: -15 (Net Positive)
Evolutionary Home Builders (formerly Weiss Building & Development LLC)
200 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134
Builder specializing in third party certified quality homes. Nationally awarded for building science, indoor air quality, energy efficiency and sustainability.
Tom Bassett Dilley Architect, Ltd.
301 Harrison, Oak Park, IL
TBDA is a nationally recognized firm specializing in high-performance, healthy, and Passive House architecture for new building and renovations.
The Evolutionary Home/ Evolutionary Supply & Building Solutions
200 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134
Retail store and design studio specializing in home goods, decor, and furniture that integrate high design with health and sustainability.
Also, a building supplier specializing in everything builders and architects need to build sustainable, healthy, energy efficient, and durable homes. Evolutionary Supply & Building Solutions is a one stop shop for materials from foundation to furnishing that have all been vetted to perform at the highest level.
With the loftiest goals in sustainability, Über Haus is one of the most innovative homes in the country. This is your chance to see true quality, building science, energy efficiency, and the durability / resiliency of an Evolutionary Home. Designed specifically to integrate all that Evolutionary Home Builders values; this project showcases many new technologies and materials. Red List Free / toxin free materials, a design that connects the home to the outdoors, whole house water filtration, and many other elements combine to produce a home that places human health and wellness at the forefront. This house is under construction, which allows tour goers to see many of the behind the wall innovations – some of which were custom formulated for this project.
Our team has built many first of a kind green projects in Illinois, and is known nationally for their innovative construction projects. Evolutionary Home Builders teamed up again with Tom Bassett Dilley Architect, as a award winning design build team that will not accept the status quo for the built environment. Again, high design meets high performance as this home pushes the envelope even further and leaves no stone unturned in terms of green features. We also hired some of the worlds best consultants for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and hot water as we continue to reinvent and optimize the home. Among the many certifications this home is in process on, it is also set to be Net Positive Energy and Net Positive Water.
Evolutionary Home Builders is a national award winning builder having won 2013 National Master Certified Green Professional of the Year, 2013 US Green Building Council IL Emerald Award for Home Innovation, and 2013 US DOE Grand Award for Home Innovation. We also hold many of the highest level certifications in our craft including: PHIUS Certified Builder (Passive House), Graduate Master Builder, Living Future Accredited, WELL AP, LEED AP, Master Certified Green Professional, Certified Aging In Place Specialist, and Building Performance Institute Certified.
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