SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE HOME
This single family three (optional fourth) bedroom home is Energy Star rated. Intended to set the standards for future public housing in Menard County, the home design incorporates many highly energy efficient and sustainable green building features. These include passive solar heating, a very well insulated and tight building envelope, new recycled content materials where possible and a high efficiency heating and cooling system. This is the Housing Authority's first sustainable home. It will be the model to test the economic viability, maintainability and ease of use of the many new green materials, equipment, products and construction techniques available today. The 1800 s.f. home is completely accessible with a first floor bedroom and accessible bath and kitchen. A 2 ˝ car garage was built as well.