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Sustainable House Plans

Orientations are noted with the thumbnails to the right.

Passive solar design refers to the use of the sun's energy to heat and cool the living spaces in a home, utilizing the southern exposure to allow the sun to enter the home during the winter and warm it's interior.

Universal Design Plans

House Plans: Sustainable Series Plans

Passive House Plan Details

All plans in this series are drawn and detailed for…

  • 2×6 exterior wall construction.
  • Uses advanced framing techniques to reduce the amount of lumber used and increase insulation coverage.  This includes wall studs at 24” o.c., insulated headers, three stud corner framing
  • Detailed for minimum air leakage.
  • Roof overhang chart to size for summer shading.
  • South facing windows with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.60 or higher, and a low U-factor of 0.35 or less.
  • Specifies water retention collected from the house gutter system.