To make simple to build, proven zero-energy home plans available to mainstream builders world-wide.
1,002 Sq. Ft.
Everything you need, and just a little bit more, the RC-3 plan is our second expansion of the minimalist RC-1 Positive NRG Home™ plan. This expanded version is slightly bigger all the way around, with a larger, more livable loft, a larger utility room in the garage, and a larger living room. The extra space has allowed for even more south facing roof area, supporting as much as 10KW of photovoltaic panels and a solar hot water system. For three full years now this home has been producing enough surplus energy to power an electric car for more then 20,000 miles per year, with only 5.6KW of solar panels installed! Imagine what we could do with all 10KW! Order your Positive NRG Home™ plans today, and save for the rest of your life!
This home also earned a National Green Building Award, a Gold Energy Value Housing Award, and the US GSA’s top award for energy efficient buildings in 2012.
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Everything you need, and just a little bit more, the RC-3 plan is our second expansion of the minimalist RC-1 Positive NRG Home™ plan. This expanded version is slightly bigger all the way around, with a larger, more livable loft, a larger utility room in the garage, and a larger living room. The extra space […]
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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|