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The next chapter of building green! Wellness Fit "Biophilic Design" Healthy smart

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healthier

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Having a Healthy Home! is a right not a privilege.  Our Air Quality Monitoring System continuously monitors indoor air quality and removes harmful contaminants that cause odors and replaces the home with fresh, odor-free air. A home is not Smart if it's not Healthy.

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Smarter

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Control your Chicago new construction smart home with a tap, a voice command, or simply by walking into a room. With a one touch control of your entire home from an intuitive touch panel, custom engraved keypad, smartphone or by voice activation.

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Better

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Better

Better Built, Better Investment, Better HVAC, Better Air Quality, Better Insulated, Better Water Management, Better Comfort, Better Maintenance,  Better Lighting, Better Design, Better Efficient, Better Living, Better Technology, Better Warranty, 

Better is Better!

   We are taking a "Biophilic Design" approach to the way homes are designed and focusing on improving the future occupants’ health, mind and well-being, the home will become a much healthier place to live. 

  The newly built Wellness Smart Homes is coming to Fairway Club Estate in University Park, Illinois,  a great place where you will want to live, play, socialize and relax. A quiet kept sub division minutes from I-57 Interstate is on the move to becoming a south suburbans must be destination in itself. With a onsite park, quality schools and dining within 10 minutes drive, 18 hole golf course and club house just foot steps from your back door.

    Our design team laid the road map for our first model which we call 

(The Sanctuary)  at Fairway Club Estate. This home was designed with futuristic living in mind for today and tomorrow home owners. While not age restriction the community and homes offer features and amenities that all ages will love. From the Electric Vehicle home charging station, builtin WIFI, Smart Home Automation System, Biophilic Design, to the sleek modern exterior evaluation giving it a contemporary curb appeal.

     The Wellness Smart and Green collection of homes designs was created to give you the Resort Style living without leaving your home. We offer a mixture of designs for every and all age brackets, from Gen Z first time home buyer, Millennials, Gen X, Veterans,  ADA and Empty Nesters Baby Boomers.

     When Green Construction Holmes Builders were envisioning for a neighborhood to unveil a master plan in the south suburbs, we wanted it to be special and challenging. Not just for us but also for the community. 

     We were determine to make whatever area we decided on for this venture, we  will be in for the long hall on helping to make it the Greenest, Healthiest and vibrant community in the South suburbs. 

     The Mission is not just about building Sustainable houses, it’s also comprised of training our next generation. We call it Lo-Fab:  short for locally fabricated, to locate the source of materials and business locally and hires and trains community members to participate in the design and building of their community. In this setting local participants who are deeply committed to building and remodeling Green Smart Healthy homes and learning the building science behind it will be chosen for this project.

     After all is said, the most important of all is becoming a future home owner, whether it is a new construction or existence house, they will have the skills and knowledge to maintain it, pursue a career,  meet the challenge of life and continue to pass the knowledge on.

    

build well to live well

 Fairway Club Estate  in University Park, IL. resort styles homes is a vision of where new home design is heading. These designs embraces the changes in family dynamics, modern lifestyles with the new smart and futuristic design concepts. These Biophilic Designs has multiple living spaces that are semi-separated but with great flow & connection, multiple outdoor areas and a vast atrium of light infused in the central living space. The connection between the indoors, the outdoor living and golf course areas gives a real sense of space and resort style living.

HRV / Heat Recovery ventilation

Pella Energy Star Windows & Doors

Pella Energy Star Windows & Doors

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Enhanced Indoor Air Quality:

HRV and ERV systems enhance the indoor air quality in a space by exhausting indoor air pollutants and replacing that air with filtered outdoor air. A Heat Recovery Ventilator is a complete whole house ventilation system that incorporates a supply motor and an exhaust motor in one unit. It is designed to bring a continuous supply of fresh air into the home while exhausting an equal amount of contaminated air. HRVs use a special aluminum core that transfers heat from the exhaust air stream to the incoming air stream. Fresh incoming air is tempered by the heat that is transferred from the outgoing air so you save on energy costs and put you on the pass to a Chicago healthy home. HRVs are designed for colder areas of the country that have longer heating seasons as well as drier desert areas of the South.

Pella Energy Star Windows & Doors

Pella Energy Star Windows & Doors

Pella Energy Star Windows & Doors

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 Energy Star Rated Window & Doors:

With the choice of three different material types, Pella offers products that can contribute to many LEED® points for energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

                Lowers energy bills and saves you money. With more efficient windows and doors, you use less energy..

Get comfortable.
Put an end to cold drafts and overheated spaces, keeping your home’s temperature consistently comfortable. 

Protect your valuables.
Low-emissivity coatings on  ENERGY STAR certified windows, doors, and skylights reduces UV sun damage to floors, carpets, and furniture.
 

Emergency Backup Unit

Emergency Backup Unit

Emergency Backup Unit

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A Generac home backup generator senses a power outage, turns on automatically, and delivers backup power to your home. It will run until utility power returns - whether that's two hours or two weeks.

Don't worry about having to be there to start and turn off your Generac home backup generator because it does that automatically--whether you're home or away. Your Generac home backup generator runs on your existing natural gas or LP fuel supply. 

We listen to our customers' needs and continue to innovate with new solutions, like our new Mobile Link™ cellular monitoring system, so you'll always know the status of your generator, no matter where you are.

Smart Home Automation

Emergency Backup Unit

Emergency Backup Unit

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 GCHB is providing all new construction Smart Healthy Home homebuyers with the chance to have a Smart WIFI home with no dead spot in any area of their house.  Your new home will come prewire for superior Wi-Fi coverage, as standard for all new homes. Chicago homebuyers can then make their home even smarter by selecting from a variety of options to manage security, lighting, climate and other systems in their home.

The smart home promises a futuristic home experience where everything you need is just a simple voice command away, even when you’re far from home. There are some very cool gadgets that let you do a lot with home automation, many of which are incorporated into home security systems. These include smart doorbells, smart locks, smart cameras, smart thermostats, smart lights, smart garage doors,  and smart smoke alarms.

Whole House Water Filtration System

Whole House Water Filtration System

Whole House Water Filtration System

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 The municipal water treatment stations might produce great results, what they don’t take into account is the state of the water as it flows from the plant to your home. These long pipes have been lying around for decades and, in some instances, over a century.

These water distribution pipes are filled with dust, debris, and microorganisms that all feed the water and feed off the water while it travels along to your tap. So, what you get at the end of the pipe is not the best drinking water solution.


OPTIMH2O®WHOLE HOUSE FILTER SYSTEM

Our revolutionary  whole house filter is certified to reduce more than 99% of lead and cysts, 98% of PFOA/PFOS, and tackles chlorine, chloramines and more. Experience optimal water filtration for the cleanest and healthiest water.

Shield your home from lead.The first-of-its-kind OptimH2O is IAPMO tested and certified to reduce more lead than any other whole house filter available. Finally, the ultimate solution to your lead worries.

Generac pv Solar Panels system

Whole House Water Filtration System

Whole House Water Filtration System

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Solar power is an excellent investment for your home in Illinois due to state-mandated net metering, the federal tax credit, and the state’s adjustable block program for the purchasing of renewable energy credits

Not only will you reduce your carbon emissions when you switch to solar, you also greatly reduce how much you spend on power. A system in Illinois can pay for itself in as little as 10 years!                             PV / Solar panels are no longer a thing of the future.

Solar panels can generate  power  even on overcast days, and some models can even work with a light coating of snow. They do need to be installed in a relatively shade-free area, and in the United States, solar panels will invariably be installed on a South-facing roof, as that's where they'll get the most sunlight.

  1. Installing solar panels provides a long-term subsidy benefits
  2. Save money  reducing energy costs on your monthly electricity bill
  3. Solar panels are long-lasting and require little upkeep

Home Vehicle Charging Station

Whole House Water Filtration System

Home Vehicle Charging Station

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Advantages of Adding an EV Charger at Home

Price Incentives

Public charging stations cost you about 8-15 cents per kilowatt-hour. The price to install an electric car charger point at home is going to prove advantageous no matter what, since this one-time investment will mean that you don't have to spend some amount each time you want to refill your car's battery.

Reliability

An at-home charging station would mean that you can fuel your car any time you want without the need to look for a public port. There is always a high risk running out of power before you end up at the next port. Having one at home can ensure that you maintain steady power levels and can refill the battery overnight.
Charging your  EV / Electric Vehicle is as easy as plugging in your cell phone with the available 240-volt charging unit.


Built in home Amazon Drop box

Eco smart tankless water heater

Eco smart tankless water heater

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."PACKAGE THEFT PREVENTION" A must have for home or business package deliveries

Simple electronic keypad for delivery driver and home owner access (just add your 4 digit code to the delivery instructions of anything you order). The electronic smart lock drop box is a great feature for todays house holds. Help stop the porch pirate epidemic

Eco smart tankless water heater

Eco smart tankless water heater

Eco smart tankless water heater

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 A tank-style water heater expends energy around the clock to maintain the temperature of a 40 to 50-gallon water supply so that hot water is ready when it’s needed.

Tankless water heaters, as their name suggests, heat water on-demand and do not maintain a supply of water. By only heating water when it’s needed, tankless water heaters do not experience standby heat loss, which occurs when heat escapes the water tank and needs constant reheating.

When a tap, shower, or appliance is turned on, cold water passes through the tankless water heater where it’s heated by either a gas-fired burner or electric coils.

golfers dream home

Living in a Healthy Smart Home near Chicago in a golf course community is a dream for many people, especially if you enjoy spending your days with a club in your hand and a ball sailing over the fairway and landing on the green. You have surely had this fantasy – waking up on a Saturday morning in your new new construction smart home and sitting out on your deck or patio with a nice warm cup of coffee, staring out over your backyard, and beyond the fence is a beautifully manicured fairway, dotted with trees and rough, and a green just a few houses down. Then, after your coffee, you hop into your comfortable, custom-enhanced golf cart with plush seats, bluetooth speakers and a smooth ride, take a right out of your driveway and make the 60-second trip to the first tee. 

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Why chicago Build Green

 Melvin Calahan 

Home Builder, Forensic Building Envelope Consultant,  Real Estate Developer, Healthy Home Specialist & General Contractor

  Building new construction & remodeling Green has been the only way go for nearly  two decades. Green buildings use less energy, water, create less waste, and are healthier to live, work, or go to school in than standard buildings.  As a Certified Green Professional the resources and techniques are more efficiently during the entire building cycle,  from construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition than builders of conventional structures. 

   Most current home owners might reference that their current home is drafty or that there’s one room that’s always colder than the others — and of course, they don’t want this in their new home. Consistent temperature is just one of the improved comfort, that’s a benefit of a green home.

These are some of the services we offer today

Building design and development services that facilitate every aspect of construction and compliance in the production and sales of multiple types of construction and development projects. Our Green Team also assist property owners and real estate buyers in selling, purchasing, and rehabilitation of residential, commercial, and recreational property with an emphasis on environmental sensitivity and habitat restoration. We've earned ourselves a reliable reputation in the Chicago construction industry, thanks to our exceptional design team, sub-contractors and skilled crew. Our team is built on a strong foundation that ably manages your project from start to finish! 


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Chicago Hybrid House

  Julian Dawson  

World Renowned  Architect, Engineer, Designer, Builder  &  Mentor

 The Hybrid House  is a 2,000 plus square-foot, two-bedroom single family home that is a cutting edge dream home.

 Although privately owned and occupied, the project was constructed in partnership with the African-American Home Builders Association as a community resource.  

The house has an aggressive passive-solar approach that is enhanced with an unusual air floor plenum that is a substitute for hydronic radiant heat. This brings the comfort and thermal mass benefits of a radiant system to an all-air system. High-efficiency and renewable energy systems include a ground-source heat pump serving the air floor system, solar water heating, a 4.8 kW solar electric system, this design is approaching zero net energy. 

Other indoor features include the typical low-VOC finishes and low-flow plumbing fixtures, including dual-flush toilets. Outdoor features include rain barrels, a rain garden, Energy Star roofing, and an organic garden. He is living a more sustainable life. when I met Julian,  it was a life changing  experience.  My whole concept on building and remodeling completed change.  That story is for a later day. What I got was much more than a tour; it was a lesson  that really had me thinking. 

Thank you, my friend

Julian

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