1,915 Sq. Ft.
Members of our new line-up of Positive NRG Homes™, the Seattle Prime plans are examples of how our plans can either be “dressed up” or “stripped down”, depending on the owners needs and budget. The Seattle Prime 1915 plan on this page is the stripped down version, with a minimally sized covered entry, but with two bedrooms and a den upstairs. The den could easily become a fourth bedroom, or could be used as a family room. Either plan has enough south-facing roof area to support over 11.4 kW of solar panels, or a solar hot water heater and 10 kW of PV. Either way, this 1,955 square foot home will be WAY below net zero-energy in most climate zones. Completed in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA, back in 2011, this house was calculated to be able to power a Nissan Leaf electric car for more than 9,000 miles per year. In it’s first full year of operation, the MB-2 home exceeded our calculations, and went below net-zero-energy by over 2,500 Kwh, with just 6.44Kw of the planned 9.8 Kw of PV on the roof!
For more information on this outstanding home, please see the case study done by Built Green® of King & Shohomish Counties Builders Association, http://www.builtgreen.net/studies/1371.html
We also have an Arctic Version of this plan available, designed to handle temperatures as low as -60˚F!
Our Seattle Prime 1915 plan was awarded the 2012 National Green Building Award for Concept & Research, our third such award in the last four years!
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Members of our new line-up of Positive NRG Homes™, the Seattle Prime plans are examples of how our plans can either be “dressed up” or “stripped down”, depending on the owners needs and budget. The Seattle Prime 1915 plan on this page is the stripped down version, with a minimally sized covered entry, but with […]
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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!