Sneak a Peak into a Suburban LEED-Certified Home

July 27, 2010

Want to see a completed LEED Platinum certified home right here outside Chicago?

The Gworek Residence, located at 842 Oakwood in Wilmette, will be opening its doors for registrants to take a LEED tour this Friday.

The LEED Platinum certified Gworek Residence in Wilmette.

The energy-efficient home, which was designed by Holbert and Associates Architects and built by Scott Simpson Builders for a family of four, faces south to maximize passive solar gain, has geo-thermal heating and cooling with radiant flooring and forced air, and features a partial vegetative green roof.

Also mounted on the roof are solar thermal panels for heat and hot water and solar photovoltaic panels for electricity.

There are only a select number of spots available for the tour, so make sure you reserve yours today.

What: July Tour: Gworek Residence in Wilmette

When: Friday, July 30; 2 p.m.

Where: 842 Oakwood, Wilmette

Cost: $10

Register: www.leedforhomesillinois.org

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