Kickapoo Nature Conservancy

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In the fall of 2004, construction was finished on our design of an eco-friendly home on the 60-acre Kickapoo Nature Conversancy in Oregon, Illinois. The project's goal was to create a home that could serve as a model for sustainable design. This was achieved through the selection of resource-efficient materials, the incorporation of alternative energy sources, and the design of a home that blends with its surrounding eco-system. For even more information, please visit

Eco-Structure magazine featured this extraordinary home in its January/February 2005 edition.

Sustainable Elements:

The landscaping uses all native species

A wind turbine and photovoltaic panels provide net metering electricity

Recycled cellulose insulation

Heat recovery ventilation system

Passive heating through trombe wall

Passive solar design reducing energy needs during the day

Recycled material finishes

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