2,909 Sq. Ft.
The design brief for this 2,909 sf luxury home was to keep the energy costs as low as possible, without sacrificing the comfort and style the owners desired.
Passive solar design, using adequate thermal mass to store captured energy, has been the key to the success for this home. We calculated this home will be a net-zero-energy home with the installation of 8.4 KW of PV panels on the south-facing roof. There is additional room on the roof for a solar hot water heater, which would be supplemented by the ground source heat pump, which is currently supplying all the heat and hot water at about 450% efficiency.
In-floor radiant heat in a concrete thermal-mass floor, even on the second floor, along with fresh air provided by a HEPA filtration system assure that the comfort and health benefits will be achieved. Our owners are thrilled with this home!
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The design brief for this 2,909 sf luxury home was to keep the energy costs as low as possible, without sacrificing the comfort and style the owners desired. Passive solar design, using adequate thermal mass to store captured energy, has been the key to the success for this home. We calculated this home will be […]
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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.
We include foundation plans, foundation details, floor plans of all levels, framing details, floor framing plans, and elevation views from all sides. We also provide an electrical plan, though you will want to modify the lighting to your own tastes. Most importantly, we provide a complete mechanical plan, tailored to YOUR climate zone.
We used to ship either a “Basic Set” of plans, with just one copy of each page, or a “full Set”, which ideally would include enough plan pagers for all of your key suppliers and subcontractors. Now most people prefer to have you send them a PDF to bid from and work from, and they will carry it with them in their portable device. Even banks and building departments are now preferring electronic plan copies.
There are now FedEx Office, Office Max, and similar locations all over the country where you can have full size plans printed at a far lower cost than what we can provide, especially when the cost and time required to ship them across the country is considered. When you need an extra copy of a certain page, you can simply e-mail the pdf page you need to the local outlet, and they will have it all printed and ready for pick-up by the time you arrive. Isn’t technology wonderful!