Multi-Family: Green Rater / HERS Rater Projects using
  LEED for Homes Mid-Rise, Enterprise Green Communities,
  NGBS and/or Energy Star Multi-Family Hi-Rise
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The Burnham at Woodlawn Park - Chicago, IL
LEED BD+C gold certification pending for 2016

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
LEED BD+C Consultant

Client:
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Architect:
Landon Bone Baker
Contractor:
Linn-Mathes

Notes:
This is a single building consisting of 79 residential units set aside as affordable senior housing.

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Senior Suites of Norwood Park - Chicago, IL
LEED for Homes Mid-Rise SILVER certification 2016

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
Green Rater

Client:
Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Architect:
NORR Illinois, Inc.
Contractor:
Walsh Construction Company

Notes:
This was a gut-rehab of an existing monastery with a new addition that consisted of 84 residential units. The original LEED goal was just certified, but through extensive efforts of the team, silver was achieved.

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Woodlawn Center North - Chicago, IL
LEED for Homes Low-Rise PLATINUM certification 2016

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
Green Rater

Client:
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Architect:
Landon Bone Baker
Contractor:
Powers and Sons

Notes:
This is a single building consisting of 33 residential units set aside as affordable housing.

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The Kilpatrick Renaissance - Chicago, IL
Energy Star Multi-Family Hi-Rise 2015

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
ESMFHR Consultant, Energy Modeler, and HERS Rater

Developer:
Renaissance Companies
Architect:
Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects
Contractor:
Sterling Construction

Notes:
This is a single senior housing project consisting of 98 units. Please also visit the project website for more information.

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Mount Prospect Horizon - Mt. Prospect, IL
Enterprise Green Communities and Energy Star for Homes Certification achieved July 2015

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
Enterprise Green Communities and Energy Star Consultant

Client:
The Alden Foundation
Architect:
Alden Design Group, Inc.
Contractor:
Alden-Bennett Construction Company, Inc.

Notes:
This is a single senior housing project consisting of 92 units. Please also visit the project website for more information.

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Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park - Chicago, IL
Energy Star Multi-Family Hi-Rise 2014

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
ESMFHR Consultant, Energy Modeler, and HERS Rater

Developer:
MR Properties, LLC
Architect:
Kachoris Associates Architects, Inc.
Contractor:
Crane Construction

Notes:
This is is two wings consisting of 122 residential units added to an existing senior housing project. Please also visit the project website for more information.

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The Jackson and Grant at Woodlawn Park - Chicago, IL
LEED for Homes Low-Rise PLATINUM certification 2014

LTLB Envirotecture Role:
Green Rater

Client:
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Architect:
Landon Bone Baker
Contractor:
Linn-Mathes

Notes:
This is actually two projects consisting of one building each with a total of 67 residential units set aside as affordable housing. Please also visit the main project website for more information.

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exterior view of one of the buildings looking north
Additional Multi-Family Project List
 
  • Wrightwood - Chicago, IL; 82 units through LEED for Homes Low-Rise
  • Aurora St. Charles - Aurora, IL; 60 units through Enterprise Green Communites
  • Diversey / 12 story high rise - Chicago, IL; 53 units through LEED for Homes & ESMFHR
  • Peoria / 10 story high rise - Chicago, IL; 95 units through Energy Star MFHR
  • The Enclave - Chicago, IL; 50 townhome units through Energy Star
  • Wisdom Village - Northlake, IL; 71 units through Enterprise Green Communites and ESMFHR
  • Hope Manor - Joliet, IL; 67 units through Enterprise Green Communites and Energy Star for Homes
  • Lawn Terrace - Chicago, IL; 102 units through energy modeling analysis
  • Humboldt House - Chicago, IL; 36 units through NGBS MF
  • 1620 Central - Evanston, IL; 47 units through LEED for Homes Low-Rise
  • Sohl Avenue - Hammond, IN; 125 units through NGBS MF
  • Lawndale - Chicago, IL; 120 units through LEED for Homes Mid-Rise
  • Casa Queretaro - Chicago, IL; 45 units through LEED for Homes Low-Rise
  • Senior Apartments - Glendale Heights, IL; 42 units through EGC and Energy Star for Homes
  •   Single Family: Green Rater / HERS Rater Projects using
      LEED for Homes, ecoSelect, WERS, & Energy Star
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    "Built to Last: The Green Home" Public Television Show - Lemont, IL
    LEED Registered Project - certification pending for 2015

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater / Charrette Facilitator

    Client & Contractor:
    Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
    Anthony Janowski LEED AP BD+C
    Director of Sustainability 847.439.7293

    Notes:
    This project was filmed for a television show that was featured nationally via syndication in 2014. See our progress at the website photo gallery.

    Please also visit the main project website for more information.

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    LEED for Homes signage design team
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    foundations
    site:
    radiant heat
    site film
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    Private Residence - Chicago, IL
    LEED GOLD certification 2014

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater / Charrette Facilitator

    Architect:
    Morgante Wilson Architects
    Michael Shively 847.332.1001

    Home Owner:
    Confidential

    Notes:
    This project was a gut rehab of a home that was over 100 years old and included an addition. For more project information, please visit the home's website.

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    The Cornerstone House - Chicago, IL
    LEED PLATINUM certification 2013

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater

    Architect & Client:
    Regina McClinton

    Contractor:
    Evolutionary Home Builders

    Notes:
    This project was a gut rehab of a home that was over 100 years old. Even though the home was considerably older then many of the other projects for which we provide green rater services it was still able to perform at less than 3 ACH50. Please also visit the project blog for more information.

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    North Aurora, IL. Home
    LEED Silver Certification 2013

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater

    Client & Builder:
    JB Architecture Group
    Craig Schneider, LEED AP 630.505.9528

    Home Owner:
    Confidential

    Notes:
    This is the first LEED certified home in North Aurora. For more project information, please visit the home's website at
    www.auroraleedhome.com

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    Northbrook, IL. Home
    LEED Certified 2013

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater / Charrette Facilitator

    Client & Builder:
    Green Park Construction
    Ihab Riad 847.577.9477

    Home Owner:
    Ihab Riad

    Notes:
    This is the first LEED certified home in Northbrook. For more project information, please visit the home's website.

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    Glenview, IL. Home
    LEED Gold Certification 2012

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater / Charrette Facilitator

    Architect:
    Morgante Wilson Architects
    Michael Shively 847.332.1001

    Home Owner:
    Confidential

    Notes:
    This is the first LEED certified home in Glenview. For more project information, please visit the home's website.

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    Wilmette, IL. Home
    LEED Silver Certification 2012

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater / Charrette Facilitator

    Architect:
    Massey Hoffman Architects
    Bill Massey 773.525.2900

    Home Owner:
    Confidential

    Notes:
    This is the first LEED certified home in Wilmette. For more project information, please visit the home's website

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    Naperville, IL. Home
    LEED Certified 2012

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater / Charrette Facilitator

    Client & Builder:
    JB Architecture Group
    Craig Schneider, LEED AP 630.505.9528

    Home Owner:
    Confidential

    Notes:
    This is the first LEED certified home in Naperville. The project included a rain garden and water efficient fixtures. Click this link for more information about LEED for Homes.

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    336 Wabash - Elgin, IL.
    LEED Platinum Certification, Energy Star, NAHB Emerald, and Water Sense [Quad Certified!] 2011

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Green Rater

    Client & Builder:
    Weiss Building and Development, LLC
    Brandon Weiss 630.485.1818

    Home Owner:
    Home was for sale and sold in June of 2012

    Notes:
    This is the first gut-rehab to achieve FOUR certifications! It has been painstakingly weatherized which included state of the art foam insulation and new energy efficient windows. Additionally, new built-ins have been provided in compliance with the LEED for Homes Indoor Environmental Quality credit EQ 8.2. All of the original wood trim and doors have been restored as well. Great opportunity to own a piece of history and have an overall lower cost of home ownership!

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    Additional Project List
     
  • 2613 W. Superior - Chicago,IL LEED for Homes Registered (2015 pending certification)
  • 405 Sheridan - Lake Bluff, IL; LEED for Homes Registered (2015 pending certification)
  • Private Residence - Chicago, IL; LEED for Homes Registered; Architect and ecoSelect Rater (2015 pending certification)
  • Merryman Residence; LEED for Homes Registered; Green Rater, Charrette Facilitator
  • Bartolomucci Residence; LEED Gold Registered; Green Rater
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity - Lot 10 & Lot 11; Gold Registered; Green Rater, Charrette Facilitator
  • Habitat for Humanity Lake County- Legacy A & Legacy B; Platinum Registered
         NAHB Dual Cert; LEED AP Homes, Charrette Facilitator
  • Lewandowski Residence - LaGrange, IL; Gold Registered; Green Rater
  • Patel Residence - Hinsdale, IL; Gold Registered; Green Rater, Charrette Facilitator
  • Prairie Ridge Subdivision - 132 homes; Registration level varies - NAHB Dual Cert; Green Rater
  • Robertson Residence - Wilmette, IL; Silver Registered; LEED AP Homes, Charrette Facilitator
  • Tun Residence - Chicago, IL; Gold Registered; Green Rater
  •   Commercial Architecture & Interiors Projects as Architect &
      Designer / LEED BD+C or LEED ID+C
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    Mechanical Contractors Association
    Burr Ridge, IL
    +/-$1,100,000 for appx. 10K SF

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Primarily Interior Design & LEED AP consulting

    Client:
    Mechanical Contractors Association
    Daniel Bulley, Senior VP 312.3841220

    General Contractor:
    Custom Contracting

    Notes:
    The project required full interior design services and also required limited architectural services for modifications to the building shell. An analysis of the client's work processes and future staff growth was also done in order to tailor a space that would be responsive to the client's needs as an educational provider.

    Some of the unique features include a white roof, LED lighting, and cabinetry made from reclaimed urban timber harvested from Ash trees that had been damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The facility also has movable walls for flexible reconfiguration and reuses about 90% of the client's existing furniture from their previous space.

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    room
    display
    corridor
    staff
    break
    area
    staff
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    staff
    break
    area
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    office
    corridor
     
     
    Forest Preserve District of Will County
    Sugar Creek Administration Center; Joliet, IL
    +/-$4,200,000 for appx. 20K SF
    LEED-NC 2.2 Certified

    Role:
    Architecture, Interior Design & LEED AP consulting

    Client:
    The Forest Preserve District of Will County

    General Contractor:
    George Allen Contracting

    Notes:
    The project required full interior and architectural design services and included the integration of LEED. An extensive analysis of the client's work processes and future staff growth was also done in order to design a building that would be completely flexible and to generate the requisite design intent document.

    Many successful sustainable strategies from past non-LEED projects were implemented for this project, such as movable walls, T5HO lighting with daylight harvesting capability, and fritted glazing. The principal difference is this project incorporated building integrated photovoltaics, water efficient fixtures, a UFAD (under floor air distribution) floor system for electrical / mechanical / phone / data, and use of recycled content / recyclable products.

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    elevation
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    solar
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    atrium
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    typical
    private
    office
    open
    office
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    workstation
    UFAD
    raised
    floor
    railing
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    The PV’s still allow some light through within the atrium as can be seen in the "solar panels (PV)" image above . The very same atrium acts as a thermal chimney allowing warm air to be released at the top, creating a passive cooling effect, thus reducing the amount of air conditioning needed during the warmer months of the year.

    Some of the other special features include deep overhangs with louvered shades to reduce heat gain during the summer, yet allow for reduced heating load in the winter. The louvers also double as "gutters" by breaking the water stream so that it does not inundate the landscaping below.

    (project design and construction done by Laureen T. Blissard while with another company)

    U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois
    Merchandise Mart; Chicago,IL
    +/-$83K for appx. 900 SF

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Interior Design & LEED AP consulting

    Client:
    USGBC-Illinois
    Doug Widener, Executive Director 312.245.8300

    General Contractor:
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    George K. Tuhowski III, LEED AP BD+C
    Director of Sustainability 847.783.3318

    Notes:
    The project required full interior design services as well as pursuit of product and services donations. An analysis of the client's work processes and future staff growth was also done in order to create the requisite design intent document.

    Some of the unique features include movable walls, LED lighting, salvaged cabinetry, and recycled content products. All of the workstation furniture and the individual pieces that were donated are reused from another space.

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    room
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    office
    ceiling
    looking
    south
    ceiling
    detail
    reception
     
    corridor
    looking
    south
     
     
      Commercial Architecture & Interiors Projects as Architect &
      Designer / NON-LEED
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    Comcast
    Chicago, IL
    +/-$16,000,000 for appx. 100K SF

    Role:
    Architecture & Interior Design

    Client:
    Comcast
    David Riposo, Business Manager

    General Contractor:
    McShane

    Notes:
    The project included the design of a parking facility, aarchitecture & interiors. The main focus was allowing the client to have a flexible plan that responded to the need for quick reconfiguration.

    The main sustainable strategy was the incorporation of movable walls and a raised power and communications flooring system that could be reused for quick reconfigurations. This reduced construction debris & adverse affects on indoor air quality. The project also used high performing T5HO lighting along with occupancy sensors to reduce energy costs.

    (project design and construction done by Laureen T. Blissard while with another company)

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    Cemcon
    Aurora, IL

    Role:
    Architecture & Interior Design

    Client:
    Cemcon
    Steven Busse

    General Contractor:
    Duke

    Notes:
    CEMCON is an engineering, land surveying, and land planning consulting firm that specializes in land development and related services.

    The goal of achieving operational efficiencies by consolidating three facilities into one created the opportunity for a whole new CEMCON workplace. The process included an extensive strategic workspace analysis for the right layout and team adjacencies that generated the right mix of open plan workstations and private offices. The result is one corporate headquarters that improved team dynamics, workflow, and created cost efficiencies, which will facilitate an increase in capabilities and staff over the next decade.

    (project design and construction done by Laureen T. Blissard while with another company)

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    office
    corridor
     
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    office
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    Project was featured in a publication for an Allsteel Casestudy
    Romeoville Recreation Center
    Romeoville, IL
    +/-$4,800,000 for an appx. 25K SF addition/24K SF remodel

    Role:
    Architecture & Interior Design

    Client:
    Romeoville Recreation Department
    Steve Gulden

    General Contractor:
    Henry Bros.

    Notes:
    While with a small architecture firm, Ms. Blissard provided the Romeoville Recreation Department with design and construction administration services for the expansion and remodeling of their existing 24,000 square foot facility. The existing building was constructed in 1975 and also required a 25, 000 square foot addition. The final design reused much of the existing structure and reworked the interior space to fully integrate with the new addition. New gymnasiums, aerobic rooms, and a fitness center were added along with a new indoor play area.

    The sustainable strategies implemented in this case were deep overhangs and fritted glazing on the South face of the building to reduce heat gain & cooling loads. The building HVAC system was upgraded to a variable air volume system and the lighting to T5HO to reduce energy costs.

    (project design and construction done by Laureen T. Blissard while with another company)

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     main desk at entry meeting room corridor
     
    stair to fitness center
     
    gym monitoring station new gym addition existing rec center before construction
     
     
    Romeoville Recreation Center - Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards Program: Honorable Mention

    Romeoville Recreation Center -Illinois Parks & Recreation's "Outstanding Facility & Parks Award" - Division II

     

    Romeoville Recreation Center website

    Import Logistics
    Aurora, IL

    Role:
    Architecture & Interior Design

    Client:
    Import Logistics

    General Contractor:
    Duke

    Notes:
    A workplace analysis was done of the clients original facility to create a "right-sized" building that would also accomodate future growth.

    (project design and construction done by Laureen T. Blissard while with another company)

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    Toler Residence
    Willow Springs, IL

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Architecture, Interiors, Structural Design, MEP Consultation, and Energy Rating

    Client:
    The Toler Family

    Notes:
    This project is currently in the construction drawing phase and entails an addition on the rear of the existing 2-story home with an attached garage / breezeway.

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    Affordable Green (Townhome / Gut-rehab)
    Romeoville, IL

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Architecture, Interiors, Structural Design, MEP Consultation, and Energy Rating

    Client:
    The Community Development Division of the Will County Land Use Department as a part of Will County's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

    Notes:
    The intent was to pursue a high level of sustainability that would be affordable. The project was to meet a minimum of a LEED Silver Certification but is currently on track for LEED Gold. For more information, please visit the project's webpage or the Green Built Home Tour description.

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    Vroman Residence
    Villa Park, IL

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Architecture with Interiors Consultation
    and Structural Design

    Client:
    The Vroman Family

    Contractor:
    Kevin Thomas Construction

    Notes:
    The scope of work for this project was a two story addition with interior renovation. Close coordination was needed to incorporate the client's existing antique pieces as well as additional 'found' items salvaged from the Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago. More information is forthcoming.

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    Faber-Judd Residence
    Downers Grove, IL

    LTLB Envirotecture Role:
    Architecture with Interiors Consultation
    and Structural Design

    Client:
    The Faber-Judd Family

    Contractor:
    Kevin Thomas Construction

    Notes:
    The scope of work for this project was an interior renovation to create an accessible bathroom and bedroom on the first floor for an aging in place client. Close coordination was needed to respond to the client's desire to incorporate salvaged items that had been recovered from homes that were being dismantled. Extensive weatherization was done in the areas affected by the alterations. Particularly challenging was the need to come up with a creative solution to insulate existing windows with a pulley system. More information is forthcoming.

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