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1,469 Sq. Ft.
This two-bedroom daylight basement home was designed for a narrow lot that was facing almost 45 degrees from the north-south axis. Instead of getting expensive with an unusual roof plan, we elected to use a hipped roof, with the largest side facing southwest. This allows PV panels to be installed on both the southeast and southwest faces of the roof. Because of the morning fog common in this area, very little solar production is lost with this configuration. With just 4.4 KW of PV, this home has now gone below net-zero-energy. There is room on the roof for an additional 1.8KW, which would power an electric car for about 7,000 miles per year!
The daylight basement features ICF construction, with a workshop and one-car garage. Depending on your location, these areas could become extra living space, boosting this home up to almost 2,000 square feet, and adding up to two more bedrooms. This home earned a 2012 Silver level Energy Value Housing Award from the US Department of Energy and the NAHB Research center for its outstanding energy efficiency. In it’s first year of operation, it has out-performed its HERS rating by more than twenty points. Our P-1 home has now earned the distinction of a Positive NRG™ Home!
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This two-bedroom daylight basement home was designed for a narrow lot that was facing almost 45 degrees from the north-south axis. Instead of getting expensive with an unusual roof plan, we elected to use a hipped roof, with the largest side facing southwest. This allows PV panels to be installed on both the southeast and […]
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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.
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The following table describes the typical number of plan copies needed to build one of our Low Energy Use Homes.
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.
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.
|Plan Page #||Page Description||Contractor||Bldg. Dept.||Foundation||Framing||Roofing||Heating||Plumbing||Electrical||Insulation||Drywall||Cabinets||Floor Covering||Siding||Total Copies|
|1||Floor Plan 1||1||2||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||11|
|2||Floor Plan 2||1||2||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||10|
|4||Fnd. & Framing Details||1||2||1||1||1||1||8|
|12||F.P. 1 Electrical||1||1||2|
|13||F.P. 2 Electrical||1||1||2|
|14||3-D View NW||1||1||1||3|
|15||3-D View SW||1||1||1||3|