Greenest House in Town

sudler-sothebys-logo23 July 2009 – Chicago finally has its first net zero home. Simply stated, a net zero home produces as much energy as it uses. Chicago resident Michael Yannel has built a 2,695 square foot showcase for emerging green technology at 4895 N Ravenswood. The home?s green features include 48 photovoltaic roof panels, a rain water collection system, geothermal heating and cooling machines, and a gray water system that converts water from the home?s washing machine for use in the toilets. While costs of building a net zero home today likely run well above the average home owner?s budget, this home makes a powerful statement about the future of green construction in residential buildings. For more details on this and other net zero homes, read Blair Kamin?s piece in the July 22 Chicago Tribune.

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About Stacy Braack

Stacy is a seasoned real estate professional with a broad range of hands-on experience including first time buyers, investors, luxury homes, and distressed properties. While this may appear to be a scattered set of expertise, she believes the experience provides maximum effectiveness in today's chaotic market, which requires extensive knowledge of all aspects of the industry. Stacy's educational background includes a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Professionally, Stacy has done everything from operations consulting to city government before she found her passion in real estate almost eleven years ago. It is this passion that drives the most benefit to her buyers and sellers. She is fully committed to your goals - both financial and personal. Her clients describe her as extremely direct, honest, and responsive, and they repeatedly trust her to handle one of the biggest events in their lives. For buyers she works non-stop to find you both a home you will love to live in and one that is a smart investment. Many of her 2008 buyers have realized instant equity in their new homes through 'pit bull' negotiation skills. While the market has been tough for sellers, her listings have sold at a rate above that of the market. Extensive, constant, and extremely high-quality marketing, including both print and internet mediums, support every listing, from investment studios to luxury penthouses. She believes that your goals are her priority and her full-time job. She has built her business on referrals from satisfied clients, and she would love to add you to that list. You can contact her at 773-405-4431 or

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One Response to “Greenest House in Town”

  1. Rick Says:

    Fantastic! and Indeed the future lies in sustainable design and construction. And while the upfront costs of building may be higher, these systems pay for themselves. Being in the Geothermal air conditioning business myself, it’s nice to see this technology getting the attention it deserves.