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Healthy Home Interior Design for the 1st Passive House in Northern Illinois

The Chicago Green Built Home Tour 2013 featured the first Passive House in Northern Illinois. This green home in River Forest was architected by Tom Bassett-Dilley of Oak Park and built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building & Development in South Elgin. In this video, I’m talking with Kristin Taghon of Cadmium Interiors. This is 1 of 3 videos created will touring the home in July 20, 2013. This is 1 of 3 videos created will touring the home in July 20, 2013.

Visit http://greenbuilthometour.org/ for more information.

SIZE: 3,598 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family New Construction

• Certified Passive House (PHIUS)
• DOE Challenge Home
• Healthy Home Initiative Certified (3rd Party Indoor Air Quality Measured & Certified)


AIR TIGHTNESS: 0.39 ACH @ 50pa

Tom Basset-Dilley
Oak Park, IL
Tom Bassett-Dilley is an Oak-Park based architect, Certified Passive House Consultant, and President of the Passive House Alliance, Chicago Chapter.

Weiss Building and Development LLC
326 Hickory Lane South Elgin, IL 60177
Weiss Building & Development (WBD) is Chicagoland’s leading third party quality / green home builder focusing on third party certified quality homes with emphasis on health, energy efficiency, sustainability, & built to the highest level building science. WBD was the 2012 Northern Illinois HBA Builder of the Year, 2011 Northern Illinois HBA Remodeler of the Year, and has such high level designations as Graduate Master Builder, LEED AP, PHIUS (Passive House) Certified Builder, Master Certified Green Professional, BPI Building Analyst & Envelope Professional, Certified Aging In Place Specialist, and Certified Graduate Remodeler.

Biltmore Insulated Concrete
3649 Leonard Wood East Highland Park, IL 60035-5905
Biltmore Insulated Concrete, Inc. is a specialized company dedicated to ultra energy efficient building shells of ICFs structures. The Biltmore Team recently completed Chicagoland’s first Certified Passive House. Biltmore was hired for the complete building shell enclosure from the concrete footings, three stories of ICFs walls, complete carpentry framing, installation of all windows & doors for the complete sealed building shell. The structure was tested for air tightness with a blower door & achieved 0.39 ACH @ 50 Pascals. Summary, a very tightly built structure. It is this attention to details, energy design, field execution & building science education, which differentiates Biltmore from the rest of the contractors.

Logix Insulated Concrete Forms Ltd.
Logix walls are available in a wide range of escalating R-values and insulation thicknesses. We can help you choose the right Logix wall that is just right for your sustainable and energy-efficient home or building.

Cadmium Interiors, LLC
437 W St James Place, Chicago, IL 60614
773-793-3996, 312-607-5057
Cadmium Interiors is a Full-service Interior Design Service. Kristin Taghon and Jasmin Marie are Interior Designers and artists that value artistic composition and technical knowledge, focusing on designing efficient, functional spaces that will meet the needs and goals of each unique client. Kristin and Jasmin are both Allied ASID Members.
Cadmium Interiors selected most furniture, rugs, second floor built in, paint colors, and window treatments in this home (in progress).

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