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$577,800 Grant Award for Carroll Center


The Park District is pleased to announce the receipt of a $577,800 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to achieve Passive House Certification and Source Zero Energy Certification for the Carroll Center expansion project. Two classrooms, each approximately 1,200 square feet, are currently under construction on the south side of Carroll Center to meet the growing need for preschool and afterschool programs. The current tot lot located in this area will be replaced with a new tot lot to the east of the center. This project is slated for completion by spring 2020.

Passive House design uses superinsulation and airtight construction along with continuous mechanical ventilation to achieve a comfortable building temperature year round while using very little energy. To meet the Source Zero requirement, the building must generate as much energy as it uses, on an annual, source-energy basis. The current energy modeling shows the building generating 25% more energy from the on-site solar array than the building will use on an annual basis.  The building will feature triple-glazed windows, super insulated roof/walls/slab, LED lighting, electrical load monitoring, daylighting and urban timber re-use.  


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