The only thing we do

Net zero green

we build
is green.

For a better life.
For a better world.

Net zero green development

Hawthorne World is a 40-year-old award-winning multifamily and mixed-use development company. Through its Hawthorne Development and Solar Micronics companies, Hawthorne World transforms the built environment with Passive House eco-friendly luxury buildings that require little energy for space heating and cooling and set a foundation for achieving a Net Zero building. Hawthorne World’s buildings are designed to last longer with 100-year building envelopes and meet the rising demand for healthier homes with fresh, filtered indoor air. Hawthorne World brings to life thriving pedestrian-oriented communities that meet the neighborhoods’ specific needs, offer a sense of place, character and history, and amenities that complement and enhance our residents’ urban lifestyle. Most important is that all Hawthorne World communities enhance people’s experience with nature and leave a lasting legacy on the earth

Back in 1984, these eight words said by a young engineer named Ganesan Visvabharathy would change everything. Dr. Vish was passionately committed to a holistic approach to breathing new life into existing spaces and building new multifamily housing based on sustainable principles that could achieve social and environmental impact.

He tested new designs and building principles, continuously evolving these theories, first-of-its-kind sustainable practices, and the latest technologies and materials available during the development and development of a project.

There has
got to be a better way.

3410 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL

A culture of dedication.

Our continued success is based on the passionate people driven to make eco-luxury green development more accessible to diverse communities.

Diversity of ideas for net zero green development.

Diversity of Ideas

Reputation for Excellence for net zero green development.

Reputation for Excellence

Mission-based mindset for net zero green development.

Mission-based Mindset

Team of visionary change makers working towards net zero green development.

Team of Visionary Change Makers

Committed to the planet.

Respect for the environment is our prime core value. It is our reason for being. As a company, we are committed to causing no unnecessary harm to nature and to using our expertise to inspire eco-friendly communities that promote the well-being of our customers and ensure the health of the planet.

Villa Park, IL

Building the future.

We develop thriving, innovative green ecosystems through the structure and application of environmentally responsible processes, resource-efficient construction techniques and materials, and tech-enabled products. It all uniquely combines to deliver environmentally responsible, healthier, and energy-efficient developments that live in harmony with nature.

Making Headlines.

Earth911 Innovative Interview.

Dr. Vish interview with Earth 911

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MHN news.

About the Sustainability Trifecta at Chicago’s Eco Terra Article

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Commercial Construction & Renovation.

Luxury Apartment Complex Makes ‘Green’ History

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