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Chaddock Gene Simon Family Cottage

Location: Quincy, IL

​Size: 7,250 SF​


Green Features:

Recycled Materials

Low-to-No VOC Finishes

Natural Daylighting

Geothermal Heat Pump

Insulated Windows

Stormwater Conservation

Recycling Program


Project Info:

The Gene Simon Family Cottage is Chaddock’s first stage of its overall Master Facility Plan. The Gene Simon Cottage serves as a Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program and Residential Treatment facility for youth. Environmental attributes include over 30% water savings, 10% recycled materials, and at least 75% construction waste diverted from landfill through recycling. Most finishes contain low or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), improving indoor air quality. Over 75% of the indoor spaces utilize daylighting, and over 90% have outside views. Energy savings, projected at 37%, through the use of a geothermal heat pump, highly efficient, insulated windows, and a tight building envelope. Automatic lighting controls such as occupancy sensors and photo cells reduce energy use. Stormwater is treated on site by rain gardens, a pervious-paver patio, and pervious concrete parking lot. The cottage has achieved LEED-NC Gold certification.

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