Eric Barton

Chief Field Officer


GMB, PHIUS Certified Builder LEED®AP Homes, CPHC

Eric is Evolutionary Home Builder’s building shell and thermal envelope construction specialist, who works on-site constructing our super energy efficient buildings. He is a 30-year veteran of the construction industry and has delivered over $100 million of construction projects in the Chicagoland area. Driving Eric’s approach to building construction and design is a “Conservation First” philosophy on energy efficiency. His dedication and passion to building science has led to his focus on high performance construction and sustainable building practices. Eric’s focus on continuing education has resulted in credentials in both the Certified Passive House Consultant and PHIUS Certified Builder designations. Eric has been involved with the Passive House movement since working on his first Passive House project in 2007. Eric’s industry dedication is recognized at the national level as a Graduate Master Builder “GMB” from the National Association of Home Builders. This highly distinguished designation is held by less than 1% of all builders nationally and only 5 contractors in Illinois currently hold this honor.



  • Bachelor of Science Construction Management 1987 College of Engineering , University of Nebraska

Certification and Training

  • Certified Passive House Consultant
  • PHIUS Certified Builder
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ( LEED ® ) for Homes Accredited Professional
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Training
  • Licensed Concrete Contractor , City of Chicago
  • Certified Green Professional ( CGP ) By NAHB


Sigma Lambda Chi, National Construction Honorary Society



  • USGBC Illinois Emerald Award – Innovation in construction – River Forest
  •  Logix ICF Award – Outstanding Small Residential Prroject


  • Professional Services Award by Habitat for Humanity Lake County


  • Crystal Key Award – Residential Remodeling; River Forest


  • Crystal Key Award winning community for innovation & design of a multi-family community;
  • Senior project manager of this 72 unit townhome community.

Commercial Projects

  • 10 Unit Historic Condo Rehab & Conversion – Highland Park
  • First American Bank Corporate Headquarters – 7,900sf – Chicago, Illinois
  • NutraSweet BVG – 15,300sf – Deerfield, Illinois
  • Jack Levy Associates – 21,400sf – Chicago, Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Passive House Alliance Chicago founding board member
  • Passive House Alliance United States member
  • US Green Building Council National & Chicago chapter member
  • Residential Green Building Committee, USGBC
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) – past
  • Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) – past
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) – past