Sugar Grove New Homes Designed to Meet LEED Certification

December 05, 2009
Hannaford Bungelow

Hannaford Bungelow

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 and all of Chicago real estate. The homes addresses 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 United States Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED for Homes rating system. Upgrades are available that may improve the certification level at the buyer’s request.

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 as USGBC does not allow that, the design and construction team should meet the standard, and end up developing a truly green home for the future owners. Learn more about Chicagoland LEED for Homes projects.

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Jason La Fleur is the Chair of the USGBC Illinois chapter's Residential Green Building Committee, and is a Project Manager for the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability. He is a member of the national US Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Committee, and assisted with creating the education standards for LEED AP continuing education. Jason is also the chair of the Education Committee for the Illinois Solar Energy Association, and an instructor for the organization. For six years, he developed courses for real estate appraisers and led the Appraisal Institute's Green Building Project Team, working with sustainability-minded real estate professionals. Additionally, he is actively involved in residential green building and the LEED for Homes program in the Chicago region. Jason holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois, and has over ten years of project management and curriculum development experience. Further dedication to sustainability is demonstrated in his LEED Accredited Professional designation.

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