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!
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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 […]
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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.