Gail and Mark’s Passive Solar Home with Roof-mounted PV

Gail and Mark's Passive Solar Home with Roof-mounted PV Port Townsend
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This is a one-story, 1555 s.f. 3BR, 2BA passive solar home with a 7kW PV array on the roof. The house design is called Katrina Cottage 4 on the Sun Plans website. We have no lawn. We are big fans of lawnlessness for many reasons--no power engines required for mowing, more habitat for birds and […]

Dream Horse Passive Solar Home by Sun Plans

Dream Horse Passive Solar Home by Sun Plans El Reno
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The Dream Horse house a passive solar home with 3184 square feet in a U shaped plan to allow for two south walls - one facing a courtyard. The south glass is 9% of the heated floor area. Thermal mass is primarily in the slab on grade floors. The home is well insulated with spray […]

Adapted Moorhaus Cottage 3 – Passive Solar Home

Adapted Moorhaus Cottage 3 - Passive Solar Home Tullahoma
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This Moorhaus Cottage 3 house is a passive solar home with 2029 square feet in a compact, 1.5 stories with a large dormer for additional south-facing windows. The south glass is 10% of the heated floor area. Thermal mass is primarily in the slab on grade floors. While we don't have solar, we did install […]

Chapel Ridge Passive Solar Home

Chapel Ridge Passive Solar Home Chapel Hill
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The Chapel Ridge design by Sun Plans is a 2464 s.f. one and a half story passive solar home with 1752 s.f. on the first floor. The south glass is 9% of the heated floor area. Thermal mass is primarily in the slab on grade floors of the lower level. As with other sun-inspired designs, […]

Webster House Passive Solar Home in Georgia

Webster House Passive Solar Home in Georgia Gainsville
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Georgia Audubon Society certified the property as a Wildlife Sanctuary. The house design by Sun Plans is a 1954 s.f. one-story passive solar home with a full basement. The house works well on a wooded lot in the warm climate as the trees provide quite a bit of shade in summer yet allow in sun […]

Firefly Passive Solar Home

Firefly Passive Solar Home Unicoi
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The house design by Sun Plans has 1971 s.f. on the main floor plus a full walkout daylight basement. Situated on a steep lot, the front door is in the northwest corner to allow for magnificent views in the western and southern directions. The south glass is 8% of the floor area. Thermal mass is […]

Equinox Homestead Passive Solar Home NC

Equinox Homestead Passive Solar Home NC Sanford
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This home was designed by architect Debbie Coleman now with Sun Plans. It has over 2200 s.f. on the main floor and a bedroom loft connected to the upper clerestory that runs across two-thirds of the home to let in light and extra solar gain to the center of the home. The front of the […]

Hemlock Haven Passive Solar Home in NY

Hemlock Haven Passive Solar Home in NY Jordan
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This modified Hemlock Haven home design by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans has over 2000 s.f. with approximately 2/3 on the main floor and another third on the second floor. A central atrium brings light into the center of the home. A local architect modified the CAD files purchased from Sun Plans with such […]

Northern Sun 3 Passive Solar Home in TN

Northern Sun 3 Passive Solar Home in TN Friendsville
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This modified Northern Sun home design by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans is a compact two-story home with each floor having a row of south-facing windows to maximize sunlight and solar gain. The front of the home faces north and has a large front porch, but there is also a large porch on the […]

Sunset Bungalow Passive Solar Home in NM

Sunset Bungalow Passive Solar Home in NM Silver City
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The Sunset Bungalow was crafted by Bighley Construction in New Mexico as a spec home and sold immediately after entering the market. The one-story design in almost 2200 s.f. is by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans. The main living areas and two bedrooms all face south as does the central sunroom. The front of […]

Sunset Bungalow Passive Solar Home in AZ with PV

Sunset Bungalow Passive Solar Home in AZ with PV Flagstaff
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This Sunset Bungalow one-story design in almost 2200 s.f. is by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans. The main living areas and two of the bedrooms all face south as does the central sunroom. The front of the home faces west and the integral carport is on the north. The south glass is approximately 11% […]

Jersey ‘Scape Passive Solar Home

Jersey ‘Scape Passive Solar Home Cape May Court House
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This Jersey ‘Scape 3 bedroom passive solar home designed by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans has just a little over 1500 s.f. The entry and main livings area are all on the south side of the home. The south glass is approximately 10% of the floor area. Thermal mass is primarily in the slab […]

Midnight Sun 2 Passive Solar Home NC

Midnight Sun 2 Passive Solar Home NC Davidson
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The Midnight Sun 2 home design by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans is a compact two-story home with each floor having a row of south-facing windows to maximize sunlight and solar gain plus there is a large sunroom on the first floor. The front of the home faces north and has a small front […]

Midnight Sun Passive Solar Home NC

Midnight Sun Passive Solar Home NC Asheville
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The Midnight Sun home design by architect Debbie Coleman with Sun Plans is a compact two-story with a full walkout daylight basement with each floor having a row of south-facing windows to maximize sunlight and solar gain. The passive cooling potential is fantastic with the three floors for a very high stack effect. The front […]