The Adaptation House:

Design Builder: Evolutionary Home Builders*

CPHC: Patrick Danaher

Rater: Green Dream Group

he clients for this custom built home hired Evolutionary Home Builder s as a design builder . EHB was able to deliver the design and construction under a single contract, and point of accountability. The clients came to us because they wanted a energy efficient home that would have very low operation and maintenance costs, and provide a healthy environment for their young family.

This home is see k ing Passive House certification under Passive House Institute US’ newest compliance path. Passive House is the world’s most stringent energy efficiency standard. The home is also built to the NAHB National Green Building Standard – Emerald, OE Net Zero Ready certification, Energy Star 3.0, and EPA Indoor Air Plus.

The project showcases EHB’s commitment to excellence in building science, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability. The home features a number of advanced building components including a super -insulated air -tight building envelope, extremely efficient European windows and door s, an ultra-efficient, mini split heating/cooling system, and an energy recovery ventilation system that is 93% efficient. The house is a 10 minute walk from the Harlem CTA stop on the Green Line and the Oak Park Metra stop.