Living in harmony with nature while reducing waste and renewing resources is what we aspire to achieve at Henning Estates.
We believe in conserving the beauty of our natural surroundings and in creating a community that is one with nature.
Energy efficient components and landscape dedicated to conservation.
Henning Estates is a Huntley conservation community. Our philosophy is to ensure every home is built to the highest quality standards with energy efficiency and conservation at the focus of our designs. Here you will find, quality, conservation and efficiency combined together to create a community you will be proud to call home.
Below we highlight some of the many superior features of our ranch homes at Henning Estates. These features are included to give homeowners peace-of-mind as well as to provide a stepping stone to living an environmentally responsible lifestyle in a beautiful scenic setting.
Our Huntley conservation community homes feature the following and more!
Save On Heating & Cooling Costs
Cut your heating costs with a 96% efficient furnace, including a full-house media air filter. Conserve energy in your new home with a 13 SEER air conditioner, using an EPA-approved, environmentally sound refrigerant. SEER stands for Season Energy Efficiency Ratio. 13 SEERs can offer a 23% cooling cost savings.
Save Energy While Conserving Water
A 50-gallon Energy Star high efficiency power vented hot water heater offers high performance, uses less energy and saves money. Water conservation is effortless with WaterSense faucets by Moen. WaterSense products meet water efficiency and performance criteria outlined by the EPA to reduce water use.
Preserve & Protect Nature & Wildlife
Nearly 60% of the land at Henning Estates will be preserved or protected with wetlands, ponds, trees or prairies and homes will offer scenic views and privacy on spacious 1/3 acres sites. An environmentally friendly community waste water management system will benefit the land without pollutant chemicals.
Maintain Comfort & Maximize Savings
Energy Star windows with double pane LoE insulated glass and argon maximize energy savings. They reduce heat loss and block 95% of ultraviolet rays. Interior comfort is maintained with R-19 and R-38 insulation in the walls and ceilings, applied to 2″x6″ construction resulting in an extra 2″ of insulation for superior performance.
Control Temperature & Maximize Savings
Programmable thermostats run the optimal heating and cooling cycles for maximum energy savings. House wrap reduces air infiltration by tightly sealing the building envelope; improving energy efficiency, air quality and the comfort of your new home. Insulated exterior and garage doors keep the chill out and heat in while sealed air ducts and batt insulation fills voids resulting in a better insulated home.
Choose to Renew & Grow Fresh Foods
Energy efficient or renewable building components are always our products of preference such as LP SmartSide, a natural, renewable wood siding material procured from fast growing trees and safely treated to deliver outstanding strength and durability. Utilizing the land for fresh seasonal produce is also encouraged with vegetable gardens welcomed at the Henning Estates community.
What Can You Do To Help Our Environment?
At Henning Estates, quality, conservation and efficiency come together to create a community you will be proud to call home.
It’s easier than you think to make simple lifestyle changes that will help you a little and help the world a lot.
Use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
An easy way to help the environment is to switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Yes, they cost more upfront but they last 10 times longer than traditional bulbs which will save you time and money! Switching out a single bulb will save eight traditional incandescent bulbs from the landfill and will reduce carbon dioxide by 500 pounds a year. To compare, using 17 CFLs in place of incandescent bulbs is like taking one car off the road for an entire year. CFLs use 75% less energy, imagine the cost savings!
Say No To Paper or Plastic
When you’re grocery shopping, please bring your own reusable canvas totes and when you’re buying just a couple things say no thanks to an unnecessary bag. Did you know that every year, thousands of marine animals literally choke to death on plastic bags? Americans use about 100 billion plastic bags every single year which take about 12 million barrels of oil to produce. Plastic bags are made of petroleum-based plastic which isn’t biodegradable meaning those pesky bags will be around for about a millennium.
Clean Out The Junk In Your Mailbox
By taking the time to remove yourself from mailing lists you can help prevent deforestation and lesson carbon emissions. Did you know that deforestation accounts for about a quarter of all carbon emissions? Every year over 30 million acres of trees are burned and cut to produce among other things, catalogs, magazines and junk mail. The average person receives over 40 pounds of junk mail each year! Help save the environment by opting out of these mailers and shopping online or at the store instead.
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Do you know the actual meaning of reduce, reuse and recycle? In that order, it is vital for the environment that we all reduce our overall consumption, reuse when possible and always recycle. First and foremost, it is always best to reduce your personal consumption rather than buy ingyet another product that will ultimately be replaced. Using less to begin with is the ideal way to help the environment, however when that isn’t feasible, reusing and recycling are equally as important.
Unplug Energy Wasting Culprits
Your home is likely full of energy hogging electronics such as the TV, computers, printers, coffee makers, chargers and more. Leaving all of these daily conveniences always plugged in is a drain on energy and results in excessive energy bills. Did you know that every year, American’s spend about $1 billion to power TVs and DVD players while they are not even in use? Use surge protectors to plug in a collection of items like your TV, cable box and DVD player that can easily be switched on together when needed.
Clean Up Naturally
Everyone loves a clean home yet the chemicals we’re spraying on our countertops, windows and flooring is hurting our health and the environment. Man-made chemicals are made of about 200 industrial compounds, pollutants and chemicals. Switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products is a simple switch that can lead to life-saving benefits. Today consumers can choose from a wide variety of natural, non-toxic cleaning products that are just as effective as their more dangerous counterparts.