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Warm toes in winter, dust free, super quiet, fresh, clean and Healthful indoor air, super low co2 footprint and really low energy bills!!!

ON JULY 19, 2018, 5485 SOUTH ELLIS AVENUE, “ELLIS PASSIVHAUS,” BECAME ILLINOIS' FIRST PASSIVHAUS INSTITUT CERTIFIED BUILDING.

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Passivhaus Institut Certified

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On July 19, 2018 Ellis Passivhaus became Illinois’ First Passivhaus Institut Certified Building.

You can feel it in the air.

Wellness, sustainability, and maximum energy efficiency converge in this meticulous reconstruction.

In comparison to an average Chicago household living in the same sized house, Ellis Passivhaus reduces required total energy from 151,548 kWh per year to 11,500 kWh per year. This reduces C02 emissions from 212,908 pounds per year to 10,350 pounds per year.

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Household Energy Expense & C02 Comparison Side by Side

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In mass adoption in europe, A passivhaus institut new build or renovation routinely delivers a 90% reduction in REquired energy for thermal comfort in comparison to existing stock in Chicago all else equal while delivering pristine indoor air quality.

Occupancy of Chicago’s buildings lead to 73% of Chicago’s total co2 emissions according to the Mayor’s Office, AECOM, and C40 Cities.

Given Chicago’s 90% carbon dependent energy grid, a 90% reduction in Building Energy demand systemwide means an elimination of > 81% of C02 Buildings induce and > 65% of Citywide co2 emissions.

Read Zero Energy Design’s case study.

Read Passive House Building magazine’s Case Study.

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