Green Homes Mchenry IL

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Bryn Mawr by Ryland Homes
(815) 477-3200
2402 Bryn Mawr Lane
Crystal Lake, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 4
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Bryn Mawr

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The Maples at Woodstock by Epcon Communities
Woodstock, IL
Property Type
Active Adult, Single Family Homes
Builder
Epcon Communities
Community Name
The Maples at Woodstock

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Symphony Meadows Prairie Series by D.R. Horton
(847) 984-4934
319 Mozart Lane
Volo, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Symphony Meadows Prairie Series

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Symphony Meadows Seaboard Series by D.R. Horton
(847) 984-4936
942 Richard Brown Blvd.
Volo, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Symphony Meadows Seaboard Series

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Lancaster Falls Landmark Series by Ryland Homes
(847) 201-1600
234 Bedford Lane
Volo, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Lancaster Falls Landmark Series

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Maples at the Sonatas by Epcon Communities
(815) 334-0340
645 Handel Lane
Woodstock, IL
Property Type
Active Adult, Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Square Footage : 1300
Builder
Epcon Communities
Community Name
Maples at the Sonatas

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Symphony Meadows Horizon Series by D.R. Horton
(847) 984-4934
319 Mozart Lane
Volo, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Symphony Meadows Horizon Series

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Symphony Meadows Spring Valley Series by D.R. Horton
(847) 984-4936
942 Richard Brown Blvd.
Volo, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 1
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Symphony Meadows Spring Valley Series

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Lancaster Falls Premier Series by Ryland Homes
(847) 201-1600
234 Bedford Lane
Volo, IL
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Lancaster Falls Premier Series

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Emerald Bay Townhomes by Ryland Homes
(847) 546-5700
743 S. Jade Lane
Round Lake, IL
Property Type
Townhomes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Emerald Bay Townhomes

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A House as a System

House as a System

Green doesn't have to be expensive to build, nor does it have to look "different". It can be designed in any style, or any shape. The main focus of green building is to provide benefits to the occupants. A green building is a building that is designed, constructed, and operated utilizing a whole-system design approach, with the goal of enhancing the overall environmental performance of the building and the site on which it sits. 

Our built environment is changing the world significantly. Many of the homes built today consume an inordinate amount of natural resources and energy; building contribute over 40 percent of the total greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, more than either industry or transportation alone. Green building is a systematic approach that covers every step of design and construction from land use and site planning to materials selection, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. At its most basic, green building is a tripod of three interrelated goals:

Energy Effect - the cornerstone of any green building project. A well-designed and green-built home consumes as little energy as possible and uses renewable resources of energy whenever possible. Lower energy use not only saves homeowners money but also has broader societal benefits, including:

fewer disruptions in energy supplies better air quality reduced global climate change

Conservation of Natural Resources - There are great varieties of effective building strat...

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