Bucktown Home on Honore in Chicago
In 2014, MWA completed it’s second LEED home which is currently in the final stages of LEED Gold certification. This modern city home repurposes a former local bar space, and incorporates features such as a tight building envelope with spray foam insulation, solar hot water, high efficiency landscape irrigation, and high albedo exterior finishes to reduce energy consumption. All exterior paints and finishes have low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to limit off gasing. All lighting is LED, and all framing and cabinetry is FSC certified wood with no added formaldehyde. The FSC is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management the world’s forests. These systems combine to provide a healthy and sustainable environment.