• Location
    Elgin, IL
  • LEED Rating Platinum
  • Owner
    Forest Preserve District of Cook County
  • Architect
    Farr Associates
  • Completed

Rolling Knolls is a resurrected year-round recreational facility on a former golf course site. The pavilion includes an event space that can accommodate up to 80 guests, as well as an annex meeting room that can seat up to 20. Both spaces have large windows to provide plenty of daylighting and great views of natural surroundings as well as access to the outdoor patio area.

The goal of FPDCC was to transform this existing building into a Net Zero Energy model for sustainability. The building is served by integrating ground source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, which consists of fan coil units for each space that perform both heating and cooling. This technology is comprised of demand control ventilation provided by an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) unit. The energy efficient mechanical system partnered with modular roof-mounted solar panels to better offset the building’s electrical usage were major elements that helped to achieve a LEED Platinum certification. Net Zero Energy certification is still being considered.

Rolling Knolls is LEED Platinum certified – to learn more about the building and view the scorecard, click here.

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