Visit us on the Illinois Solar Tour this Saturday, September 22nd!

Visit us on the Illinois Solar Tour this Saturday, September 22nd! From 10:00am to 3:00pm we’ll be welcoming visitors, showing our solar panel system (installed by WindSoleil this past winter), and talking about our commitment to renewable energy and energy conservation.

The Illinois Solar Tour is organized like an open house, so you can choose which homes and businesses to visit, how many, and when (within the 10 to 3 time span). There are 8 sites in Chicago, and dozens more in the nearby suburbs. The tour is completely free, and if you register ahead of time you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free solar cell phone charger!

The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) organizes the Illinois Solar Tour every year as part of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES)’s National Solar Tour — the “world’s largest grassroots solar event.” More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings across the country during the National Solar Tour. We’re proud to be part of this event, and we hope you’ll join us!

We're in Luxe Magazine!

We're in Luxe Interiors + Design! The March/April issue featured a gut renovation we worked on a few years ago with M.D. Olson & Company and SuzAnn Kletzien Design.

Solar Panels

Last month we had a solar PV system installed on our roof. It will provide approximately 100% of our electrical usage over the course of a year. Over the holidays it generated a surplus of electricity! Plus we’ll be getting about a third of the costs back in tax credits. Simple and fast installation by WindSoleil.

Edgewater Addition

Working on a residential addition in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Adding living space closer to the garden!

Waterfront Ticket Booth

A new ticket booth for Shoreline Sightseeing was finished earlier this summer. This permanent, all-metal structure replaced a temporary kiosk and was designed to blend in with similar park structures.