Green Home Builders North Shore – Architecture and Construction

Scott Simpson Design + Build is an experienced, unified team of architects and green home builders. We specialize 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.

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Numerous, future-forward, cost-saving and eco-conscious technologies allowed us to design and build a unique, environmentally sensitive home in Wilmette.

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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.

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Modern Tudor

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.

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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.

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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.

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SSDB Green Home Builders: Videos From our Custom Home Projects

There are lots of opportunities for green home builders to implement efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable options into a home design. Together, we can 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.

Play button page of video about home deconstruction in Kenilworth showing attic stripped down to the studs

Rain Gardens

We created the first village-approved rain garden in Northbrook, IL, which uses vegetation, soils and other elements to manage water conscientiously.

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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.


Foundation Recycling

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.

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