Green Home Building North Shore – Architecture and Construction
Scott Simpson Design + Build is an experienced, unified team of architects and builders specializing in designing and building new construction homes with eco-conscious and green building sophistication. We invite you to visit our office in Northbrook and to tour some of our award-winning green projects in local North Shore communities. Until then – have a look at some of our favorite custom eco-conscious design-build projects and be inspired to build your own green home!
This was the first LEED gold certified home in Glenview – featuring sophisticated green technologies – while still creating a beautiful and comfortable home tailored to one-level living.
Numerous, future-forward, cost-saving and eco-conscious technologies allowed us to design and build a unique, environmentally sensitive home in Wilmette.
The first house in Wilmette to be certified LEED-H Platinum minimizes impact on the environment while offering guilt-free comfort to an energetic family of four.
After years in a beautiful, LEED Platinum-certified house we built for them in Glencoe our second build with this family was focused on finding a more private, larger lot that could allow them to spread out a bit.
Natural elements and reclaimed materials are the centerpiece of this Northbrook new construction’s thoughtful design and unique details as well as the first village-approved rain garden in Northbrook, which helps the whole neighborhood.
This growing family raising 3 boys in Northbrook needed a home that could handle mud and sports equipment as easily as it could a houseful of dinner guests – with green construction techniques to minimize impact.
Green Home Building Videos From our Custom Home Projects
There are lots of ways to design and build in an eco-friendly way that make a huge impact.
Deconstructing this Kenilworth home piece-by-piece (instead of just bulldozing it) is a labor of love, but very green and renewable behavior.
We created the first village-approved rain garden in Northbrook, IL, which uses vegetation, soils and other elements to manage water conscientiously.
A tight building envelope separates living space from outside moisture, air, light and noise – keeping energy bills low for this Wilmette custom home.
Reclaimed Barn Beams
We cut and manually installed 400-pound reclaimed barn beams (from Wisconsin) into a custom design-build home in Northbrook.
Masonry, concrete block and steel can be carefully sorted and sent to different recycling plants, a very green and renewable construction behavior.
We have won multiple historic preservation awards by using craftsmanship to restore historic homes, while making updates that meet current family needs.