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Matson Project Exceeds Energy Star

Upon completion of the Matson Residence Project, energy consultant James Cavallo of Kouba-​Cavallo Assoc. completed a final energy audit of the new construction, including blower door tests and infrared camera investigations. The home scored an impressive 63 on the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index. Not only did this indicate the home would receive Energy Star qualifications, it exceeded these requirements by 23 %. See : Matson Residence in portfolio for images.

Mark Awarded Park Stewardship

The Organization “Friends of the Park” (City of Chicago) has awarded Mark Miller with their Stewardship Award. Marks training with the TreeKeepers program inspired him along with fellow treekeeper Paul Whittaker to organize a neighborhood effort to mulch and prune all the trees in the Loyola Park area. The effort included the participation of 250 Chicago Waldorf Students at one event, caring for 3 entire blocks of trees that one afternoon.