Equinox Homestead Passive Solar Home NC
October 2, 2021 - January 15, 2022
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 home is designed to face south and there are large east and west porches that shade the home in summer. The south glass is 10% of the floor area. Thermal mass is primarily in the slab on grade floors of the first floor and various brick veneer on walls in south-facing rooms. The floor plans can be seen on the Sun Plans website: https://www.sunplans.com/house-plans/Equinox_Homestead There is another variation of the Equinox Homestead shown also on the website with a different exterior design and detailed performance information. An early design of the Equinox Homestead was featured on one of the earliest National Solar Tours.