Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC) in Plainfield, IL

Commercial - Winner

Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC), the park district’s main facility, is a two-story concrete building with a gym, fitness center, walking track, and preschool, among other amenities.

The net-zero energy building uses a 213 kW array to create all of the energy it needs. The building incorporated limited windows, superior insulation, LED lighting and sensors, and an efficient ventilator to improve energy efficiency. The structure was also built east to west to limit the amount of sunlight indoors.

CPHC®: Lisa White

Builder: Wight & Company

Architect: Wight & Company

Designer: Wight & Company

PHIUS+ 2015 Certified

Source Zero Certified