A future green home

In 2008, NHSRC took the NeighborHomes program green. In years past, we built some pretty exciting demonstration green homes for the City of Chicago. As an affordable home builder, we can not put expensive green items like solar water heaters or geothermal systems in every house so after a sound review of the many green standards [LEED, Green Communities, Chicago Green Home] we created a Practical Green standard for our homes.

Our practical green standard improves upon our high quality of rehab by focusing on 1) Energy efficiency, 2) Healthy indoor environment and 3) Environmental sustainability....without dramatically increasing the cost of a traditional gut rehab. Measured against the Chicago Green Home program, all of our homes are being built at a minimum of 1 star.

On this page, we will record and report out the progress of our first 3 star Green home using our Practical Green standards.
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