CHICAGO - "The Green Home"—an energy-friendly, single-family residence constructed in Lemont, IL, built by the midwest Carpenters Union and a local public television station for the 13-episode television series "Built to Last" —is for sale and listed through Coldwell Banker.
The 2,565 square-foot, LEED-certified ranch home is designed for modern comfort, energy efficiency and convenience. Priced at $550,000 and is listed by Debbie Prodehl of Coldwell Banker.
"Our goal with building 'The Green Home' is to be the industry leader when it comes to construction of new homes that are built for energy efficiency and optimum performance," said Carpenters' president Frank Libby. "We maintain the most advanced training program, producing skilled tradesmen who are properly prepared."
Among the home's features are multizone mechanicals, energy-efficient appliances, solar panels and a rainwater retention system.
"'The Green Home' is an attractively unique, functional home and unlike anything else we have ever listed in the area," says Prodehl.
The television series, "Built to Last," is a product of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters' Labor and Management Committee in production partnership with Lakeshore Public Television. The home was built during its second season. Beginning in 2013, the show goes national. Sponsors of Season 2 include SPI Coatings, Ozinga Concrete, Bosch Tools, and Great Northern Lumber.
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