Dattner Architects is proud to share that 425 Grand Concourse and Santaella Gardens were big winners at this year’s PhiusCon in Chicago. 425 Grand Concourse took home the award for Best Overall Project as well as Best High-Rise Multifamily, while Santaella Gardens won the Best Project by a Young Professional.
425 Grand Concourse is the largest Passive House (PHIUS) certified project in North America. The 26-story building implements high efficiency building systems with an air-tight building envelope, energy recovery ventilation, and sustainable features to significantly reduce heat loss and gain. The development will consume up to 70% less energy than a conventional housing project.
Santaella Garden’s super-insulated, virtually air-tight building envelope includes thermally broken, high-performance windows and advanced air sealing details to eliminate condensation and air exfiltration. The high-performance envelope offers residents enhanced thermal comfort while lowering heating and cooling costs.
The 8th Annual Passive Projects Design Competition recognized fully certified passive building projects of all types and in all climate zones. Competition categories included: Best Overall Project; Best Single Family; Best High-Rise Multifamily; Best Low-Rise Multifamily; Best Commercial / Institutional; Best Retrofit; Best Source Zero; and Best Project by a Young Professional.