• The (Hybrid) house is brought to life by an elegant new architecture design and the discovery of and ancient source of pollution -free energy.  Using healthy building material that do not pollute the indoor or outdoor air quality.  By combining healthy materials and efficient systems, with our resource saving process, the (Hybrid) house contribute to cleaner air, water, [...]

  • Environmental Benefits Emissions Reduction. Pollutants released by fossil fuel fired electricity contribute to global climate change, cause air quality issues such as acid rain and smog, and pose risks to human health.  Green building techniques like solar powering, daylighting, and facilitation of public transport increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. Water Conservation. Recycling rainwater and grey water for purposes like [...]

  • BUILD OR REMODEL YOUR GREEN HOME WHAT IS SIP Structural insulated panel are engineered building material that consist of a form core insulation sandwiched in between two pieces of OSB (oriented strand board).  The foam core provide shear strength while the exterior OSB provide tensile and compressive strength.  This product is mainly used for building [...]

  • BUILDING GREEN- LIVING GREEN, SAVING GREEN To build and remodel environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes through out Chicago land. Using the latest technology available such as geothermal heating, solar power electric, SIP, Tankless water heaters, Spray foam insulation, Eco-smart flooring, cabinets and energy star rated products.

Eco Remodeling

Energo

Energo EnerGo Heating EnerGo Forced-Air Heating EnerGo Baseboard or Radiant Hot Water Heating EnerGo Cooling Air Conditioning Energo Forced-Air Heating How Your Furnace Works Without [...]

Prevent Limescale HC44 tec

HC 44model

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Training & Education

BPI Insulation and Air Sealing

BPI Insulation and Air Sealing Learn the Proper Way to Caulk and Insulate a Home Everblue’s weatherization certification course provides the skills and techniques necessary [...]

Weatherization

LEED Certification & Training

Green Renovation

Closed Cell vs. Open Cell Foam

What is the Difference between Open-cell and Closed-cell Polyurethane Foams? This may be one of the most important pages on the website if your interest [...]

The (Hybrid) House

BENEFITS OF BUILDING GREEN

SIP vs Traditional Stick Building

Consultation

GREEN HOME CONSULTANTS – PROJECT CERTIFICATION

GREEN HOME CONSULTANTS – PROJECT CERTIFICATION GCHB we’ll help you develop a green strategy tailored for your residential project. Whether it’s new construction, renovation, home [...]

Latest Articles

Building thermography by FLIR shows how infrared thermogrphy can be an extremely usefull tool in the building industry. more info at www.coservices.be or www.flirthermography.com

ThermaCote® is a cutting edge thermal barrier: oInnovative use of ceramic; oComes in a water-based liquid form; oLightweight, but still sturdy. http://www.thermacote.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ThermaCote-Jan-2013.pdf

Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. [...]

15 Iconic Residential Eco Shipping Container Homes

DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is currently operated by the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University, with support from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. http://dsireusa.org  

These exciting and comfortable designs from the new book “Small Eco Houses” show what’s possible, and sustainable, in 1,500 square feet or less. Efficient light bulbs, non-toxic furniture and Energy-Star certified appliances can certainly reduce your family’s environmental impact. But as population rises, we have to start paying more attention to the fact that the more dwelling space we provide for each person, the more resources we are going to use.

Infrared Inspections & Imaging, is A Building Diagnostic Service That Uses Thermal Imaging To Locate Potential Problems. This Is A Non-Destructive, Non-Contact Maintenance Process That Can Locate Problems Before They Become Serious. Locating These Problems Before They Become Serious Can Save Time, Energy And Money.       Reduce Maintenance Cost Infrared inspections are a quick, economical and efficient way to easily locate potential failures before they occur.  Planning repairs [...]

5 Ways that having an Energy Audit will improve your life this winter: 1.  Comfort Drafts. Cold rooms. These are not caused by ghosts, but by physics. An energy auditor will pinpoint the exact source of each of them, and give you a blueprint for eliminating them for good. 2.  Money Heat costs money, and the heat escaping through air leaks and poorly insulated walls represents dollars out the window. [...]

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