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LEED BD+C: Homes v3 - LEED 2008

SmartHaus Duplex

215 Douglas Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
United States
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LEED Gold 2017

The property was re-developed into a new single family attached dwelling. The two in-town units are designed
for aging in place as well as designed and constructed to LEED standards. Aging in place requires accessible living that can be easily navigated by people with physical limitations. In order to accommodate this lifestyle, the units have been laid out so the occupants can live and sleep on the main level, with covered parking all accessible by wheelchair if needed.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification program, providing third party verification that a building incorporates strategies aimed at improving performance, increasing water and energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, thoughtfully utilizing our natural resources, and improving indoor environmental quality. Combining these strategies in a single project is something truly unique and forward thinking and will act as a
benchmark for future projects to aspire towards. The home has received a LEED Platinum certification, the
highest level recognized by the US Green Building Council. Each living unit is designed to provide approximately
980 square foot on the main level as well as two enclosed parking spaces.

The exteriors are designed to complement the surrounding architecture in both scale and detail and to look like single family homes, one facing North and the other facing East. The homes are anticipated to use 70 percent less energy than new homes being built to current energy efficiency code requirements based on a HERS rating of 29. The house also was designed to utilize stormwater by incorporating rain gardens and directing roof runoff and sump discharge into landscape featuring native and wetland plants integrated into the landscape plan.

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Project details
Size
3,048 sf
Certified
25 Apr 2017
Data Reporting
Energy Update
Water Update
Transportation Update
Waste Update
Human Experience Update

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