This house plan was inspired by the requirements of an emerging high energy performance standard in residential construction known as “Passive House.” This home is super insulated and is designed to significantly reduce the amount of thermal bridging that occurs in most new homes built today. Modern in its appearance and approach to energy efficiency, this home design represents the next generation of green design. The entry level floor plan hosts two bedrooms divided by an open common room. Large sliders exit out onto a patio. The floor plan is ideal for lots with good southern exposure. The ideal orientation of this house is to face the front of the house towards the south to maximize the benefits of passive solar heat gains. This home has two small loft spaces at either end above each bedroom. One of the lofts is small and would be ideal for storage or mechanical space. The other loft would work well as a home office, or guest sleeping quarters. A Passive House is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. Energy losses are minimized. Any remaining heat demand is provided by an extremely small source. Avoidance of heat gain through shading and window orientation also helps to limit any cooling load, which is similarly minimized. An energy recovery ventilator provides a constant, balanced fresh air supply. The result is an impressive system that not only saves up to 90% of space heating costs, but also provides a uniquely terrific indoor air quality.
|PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.|
|5 Copy Set
|5 printed plan sets mailed to you.|
|For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.|
|One electronic set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.|
|Ideal for level lot, single layer concrete poured directly on grade.|
|Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.|
|Additional Construction Sets
|Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).|
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