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First LEED Platinum Home Built in North Shore Area of Chicago

First LEED Platinum Home Built in North Shore Area of Chicago

A single family home in Glencoe, Illinois recently received the LEED Platinum for Home certification. This 4,800-square-foot house is the first new home in the North Shore area of Chicago to receive this rating. Despite its many green and sustainable features, the residence looks like a traditional house from the outside. The home also boasts of a HERS rating of 32. The home was designed by the Kipnis Architecture and Planning firm and built by the contractor firm Scott Simpson Builders. The building costs were the same as for a same-sized non-green home, while the owners also wanted a green home that would not differ from the rest of the homes in the neighborhood in its appearance, so as to prove that a classic design and sustainability can go hand in hand. The residence features a standing seam metal roof, which was one of the key elements in making this home sustainable...

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