Green Built Home Tour 2017

Volunteers for USGBC Green Built Home Tour

We have been featured on the USGBC’s Green Built Home Tour two years in a row! The tour celebrates homes that are exceptionally designed and built to third-party tested green standards. We showed 919 W Cullerton on July 22-23 in a near completed state of construction. It was a pleasure to talk about +Plus House with so many knowledgable architects, builders, green raters, suppliers, and curious neighbors. Thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who came to Pilsen to see us!

To see photos from this year’s event at 919 W Cullerton check out the Illinois Green Alliance’s flickr.

From our USGBC writeup:

“The tour of the +Plus House will educate you about how indoor air quality affects health and the unique ways that we have achieved an exceptionally high air quality standard, from the envelope and foam insulated foundation, to the air cleaning drywall, advanced ERV system, and paints and finishes carefully chosen according to their VOC-releasing properties. The +Plus House is also built with efficient resource use in mind. At this home you will see a superior heating/cooling system, advanced Energy Star framing techniques with thermal bridging, building materials sourced locally and made of recycled material, and solar power potential. As a bonus, while at +Plus House you will experience a neighborhood at a crossroads. You will learn about the dozens of units of development that are about to impact the market in Pilsen and why the neighborhood is still so affordable.”

One of our guests this year was the Green Home Institute.  Here’s their video of +Plus House Broker Phil Buoscio introducing 919 W Cullerton.


Here at the Plus House Inc going behind the scenes live. Greenbuilt Home Tour with Eco Achievers the green raters. What questions do you have?

Posted by GreenHome Institute on Saturday, July 22, 2017