LEED for Homes projects in Chicago’s western suburbs are being listed on the Northern Illinois MLS for prospective home buyers. JB Architecture Group‘s community within Hannaford Farms in Sugar Grove, IL is planned to be one of the first collections of custom green homes in the Fox Valley area. The homes address eight categories of sustainable design to help ensure the house is smart for the environment and safe for its occupants.
Four models are available ranging from 3,000 – 3,600 square feet, each featuring 4 bedrooms and 3+ bathrooms. All models are targeted at the Certified level within the LEED for Homes rating system, although upgrades are available that may improve the certification level.
Each of the homes will feature:
- Efficient resource use
- Highly insulated thermal envelope
- Durable and sustainable exterior finishes
- Energy Efficient components and design
- Responsible water usage
- Homeowner awareness strategies
- Responsible site selection and development
- Healthy home environment
The model homes are priced between $551,000 to $619,000, and include:
While the homes aren’t pre-certified at a given LEED level, we’re confident the design and construction team will build to the standard, and end up developing a truly green home for the future owners.