Passive Solar Floor Plans
Best Places to Look Online for Passive Solar New Home Floor Plans
A Passive Solar floor plan should be carefully designed to:
- Have more windows on the south facing portion of the home
- Move "heat generating" rooms like the kitchen at the rear of the home
- Be longer "east to west" than "north to south"
Here are some great places to search for your new Passive Solar Home!
Sun Plans - Passive Solar Plans
About 100 Passive Solar plans, with more designs in the works. 1200 to 3400 sq ft, some designs with daylight basements or three car garages. Each plan includes the percentage of window glass on the south facing side. Sun Plans even grades plans by "simple" to "complex" to help with cost considerations.
Architectural House Plans - Passive Solar Plans
Includes a segment of Passive Solar floor plans. Currently at 39 plans, from 1100 sq ft to 3300 sq ft. Architectural House Plans includes a brief bio on each architect, nice feature to have as passive solar design is heavily dependent on the skill of the architect!
Americas Best House Plans - Passive Solar Plans
Currently includes 30 Passive Solar plans, with quite a bit of information about each plan. Size ranges from 1100 to 2900 sq ft. Floor plans include conservation guide tailored to each.
Energy Center Appalachian State University - Affordable Passive Solar Plans
The Appalachian State University Energy Center has gathered a collection of affordable passive solar plans, featuring homes from 900 to 1100 sq ft. Each of these homes features 6-11% of the floor area as south facing glazing, 2 foot overhangs, and slab on grade construction with incorporated thermal mass. As recommended for passive solar homes, the main living areas are on the south side of the home.
The Plan Collection - Passive Solar Plans
Total of 42 passive solar floor plans, from 1000 sq ft to 4700 sq ft. Mixture of newer and older floor plans.
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