It is truly amazing what we can do with 1,415 sq. ft, if all we are trying to do is keep the construction costs to a bare minimum, and provide enough energy to power your car, as well as the house! This is our fifth Positive NRG Home offering, but the first to use the Positive NRG Home™ trade mark. We created the trade mark to help identify homes that will power the owner’s car and home, effectively allowing you to live a full, carbon-neutral life.
One thing you will notice about the floor plan in this home is that it has very few interior walls. This allows complete design flexibility for the owners, while keeping initial costs down for those on a budget. Walls can be added as the family grows, or they can be created using furniture, such as tall book cases and moveable storage cabinets. This allows the home to stretch and grow as the family grows, then shrink back down into a comfortable empty-nester home once the children are all grown. Other versions of this home are available fully decked out, with covered porches and interior walls installed, for those with more particular requirements. We have also developed both larger and smaller versions of the same basic design.
Our initial computations showed that this home will produce enough energy to not only power itself, but to also power your car for about 18,000 mile per year in the Seattle WA area, many more miles in most other parts of the country.
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It is truly amazing what we can do with 1,415 sq. ft, if all we are trying to do is keep the construction costs to a bare minimum, and provide enough energy to power your car, as well as the house! This is our fifth Positive NRG Home offering, but the first to use the […]
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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.