This quaint retail building was designed to house a garden center/gift shop in an historic small town, but it could serve many purposes in many places. The central check-out counter provides a clear view of every inch of the interior display space, as well as a good view throughout the sun-room and east-side outdoor nursery area. The east facing sun-room provides much of the heat required for the rest of the building, warming the insulated concrete floor each morning with the sun’s rays, then radiating that heat throughout the rest of the building.
Another great possible use for this building would be as a gas-station/convenience store, complete with owner’s quarters upstaris. The original owner of this building uses most of the upstaris space for a “Christmas all year” store, along with private ofice space, and an expansive break room. The break room has full kitchen facilities, a television, video games, and desk space for the employee’s children to use after school. Talk about employee loyalty! This space is fun to work in, and this building is the single most often complimented building we have ever designed.
We have used this basic structure as the basis for many other designs, including both commercial and residential.
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This quaint retail building was designed to house a garden center/gift shop in an historic small town, but it could serve many purposes in many places. The central check-out counter provides a clear view of every inch of the interior display space, as well as a good view throughout the sun-room and east-side outdoor nursery […]
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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.