The F10 House was one of five designs selected for construction in a national competition by the City of Chicago. It strives to reduce life-cycle environmental consequences by a factor of 10 compared to the average U.S. home built today, while demonstrating that sustainable design can be affordable. The 1,200 square-foot building has a green roof, its open plan enhances cross ventilation, and windows maximize natural light. Augmented by a whole-house fan, the solar chimney exhausts warm air during summer and pushes warm air down during winter. Materials were selected for durability and low environmental impact.
AIA/Committee on the Environment
Green Homes for Chicago Competition