OK, I confess, normally we don’t want to put a home this large on our Zero-EnergyPlans.com website, but this home has been performing so well for so long, we though you might want to see it. The CL-1 plan was built in 1990, and yet qualifies as a low-energy home by the Federal Standard set in 2005! I recently completed an up-date to the plans, to make it even more energy efficient. Due to the expansive windows on the North side of the house, this plan works best in hot climates, and may be difficult to engineer for earthquake zones D-1 or higher. Like many of our plans, everything you need to live is on the main floor, but this “upside-down” design puts the kids bedrooms downstairs, along with the music room, exercise room, and other noisy spaces. This could be a three, four, or five bedroom house, depending on your family needs!
This design has cleverly placed skylights, windows, and clerestories to provide direct winter sun into every room of the house, while blocking excess summer sun to prevent over-heating in the summertime. The entire foundation is used as a heat-sink, to store daytime heat for nighttime comfort!
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OK, I confess, normally we don’t want to put a home this large on our Zero-EnergyPlans.com website, but this home has been performing so well for so long, we though you might want to see it. The CL-1 plan was built in 1990, and yet qualifies as a low-energy home by the Federal Standard set […]
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What's Included in Our Zero-Energy Home Packages
We provide the most complete plan packages available on the market. We are interested in the ultimate success of your project, not just in selling a set of house plans.
Please scroll down to view the list of pages and information included in our plan packages.
The following table describes the typical number of plan copies needed to build one of our Low Energy Use Homes.
Basic Plan Set
Our Basic Plan Set includes just one copy of each page, for a total of approximately fifteen pages if on 11×17 paper, about eight pages if on 24×36 paper. Our pages can be either be printed on 11×17 paper, in high resolution, either 1/8″ or 3/16″ scale, depending on the size of the house, or we can print on full 24’x36″ “D” size architectural paper. Some local Building Departments have expressed an appreciation for the smaller size of page, because of the readability, and ease of viewing multiple pages at one time. It is also much easier to get additional copies made if you should need them. Larger page sizes are required by some jurusdictions, so be sure to ask before completing your order which size is required.
Full Building Set
Our Full Building Set includes the total number of plan pages shown on the spreadsheet below, at a slightly increased price to cover our additional costs.
Our Basic Plan Set and Full Building Set both include the Heat Loss Calculation Spreadsheet, Heating/Cooling system specifications, SIPS shop drawings, and Built Green® checklist.