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Central Park

Central Park is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) by Evanston Development Cooperative and designed by Remake Architecture. It was designed for two generations of family members, for the purpose of providing the homeowners' mother with an independent, healthy home to age-in-place. The ADU has cathedral ceilings, double-height living space, bedroom, full bathroom and laundry to create a fully self-sufficient ground floor. This is complimented by an upstairs guest suite for grandchildren, friends, or relatives, with a bedroom and full bathroom.

The building has an efficient footprint to maximize the available back yard and is built from Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) to create an airtight, well insulated building envelope. This is paired with an extremely efficient space heating & cooling system (ductless mini-split air source heat pump) and an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to provide continuous fresh air. It has a 400% efficient air source heat pump water heater, induction cooking, and is an all-electric home.



  • Ultra-High Efficiency Air Source Heat Pump Heating & Cooling System

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator

  • Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater

  • Heat Pump Clothes Dryer

  • Low-E Glazing

  • All LED Lighting

  • Induction Cooktop

  • Energy Star Certified Appliances



  • WaterSense High Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures

  • Front-Loading Clothes Washer



  • All-Electric Home (no gas combustion)

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator with MERV 13 filter

  • Low and no-VOC materials and finishes

  • High-Efficiency Kitchen Exhaust Fan

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