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Members of our new family of Positive NRG Homes™, the MB-1, MB-2, and MB-3 plans are examples of how we can either “dress up” or “strip down” a true-net-zero-energy home to fit the needs and budget of our customer. The 1,955 square foot MB-1 plan, on this page, is dressed up with a full wrap-around covered porch and patio, which connects to a full detached garage (plans sold separately), with a carport in between. Ideal for the larger rural lot, this plan can either be open upstairs for hobby and office space, or it can have anywhere from one to three bedrooms upstairs for the larger family. The upper floor of the MB-2 plan is just one example of the many ways the upstairs area can be divided, in that case providing two upstairs bedrooms, and a den.
This plan offers up enough south-facing roof area to support over 10 KW of solar panels, or 9 KW and a solar hot water system. In most climate zones this will take this home WAY below net-zero-energy! When solar panels are also installed on the porch roof, this home can also power your electric car!
We have just completed our Arctic Version of this plan designed to handle temperatures in the -60˚F range!
Our MB-2 plan was just awarded the National Green Building Award for Concept & Research, our third such award in four years!