Collection by Patrick Sisson

The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago

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Now in its second year, the GreenBuilt Home tour showed the curious a cross-section of Chicago’s new sustainable and eco-friendly homes. The open dialogue about cost and comparable energy bills (many of the homes with solar panels proudly displayed utility bills with $0 owed) suggest the continued cost-effectiveness of these homes is making them a much bigger part of the conversation. Click through the slideshow for a look at some of our favorite green homes from the tour.

Chicago Net Positive Home (Kipnis Architecture + Planning) Built for the owners of Uncommon Ground—a pair of cafés,...
Chicago Net Positive Home (Kipnis Architecture + Planning) Architect Nathan Kipnis’ plans utilized super-tight...
Chicago Net Positive Home (Kipnis Architecture + Planning) The home manages a net zero rating thanks to a grid of...
Sustainable Attainable Home (MV Properties & Construction) Owner Bill Benton adapted the design of a LEED-certified...
Urban Renovation (Foster Dale Architects) This renovation of a Lincoln Park four-flat gave a growing family plenty of...
Urban Renovation (Foster Dale Architects) Created from composite materials, the deck gives this modern home a...
314 Park (Coda Design + Build) Empty nester Leanne Star’s 2,400-square-foot North Shore home made significant strides...
314 Park (Coda Design + Build) Star also made aging in place a focus.
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