DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Weiss Building & Development, Downers Grove, Illinois
This single-family home built in a peat bog has underground storage tanks and drainage tanks, blown fiberglass insulation, coated rigid polyisocyanurate, and flashing. The 3,600-square-foot custom home built by Weiss Building & Development LLC is the first home in Illinois certified to the DOE Challenge Home criteria, which requires that homes meet the EPA Indoor airPlus guidelines.The builder won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.
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- Research Org:
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- Challenge Home; EPA Indoor airPlus; Housing Innovation Award; Illinois; drainage; Building America; residential building
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