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I get to talk about cool house plans all day long (eat your heart out George Gray), so I'm pretty excited when one comes a long that hits all my favorite features. The 1978 is just one such house.   Favorite Feature #1: Big Green   The 1978 has the potential to be a pretty awesome green home design. The designer definitely had this in mind when he started this project. From his site: "Being earth-friendly can be fun, and can save you a lot of money, Buy [house plans] that [use] natural lighting, and maximizes your view of the outdoor world." Natural lighting is proven to reduce stress. It's also proven to save on electricity bills and, if done right, heating and cooling bills. Passive solar design is by far the most eff Read more
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Published On : 04-29-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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Passive Solar: A Smarter Set of House Plans
Today, we take a look at one of our best selling house plans. Not only is it one of the best selling home designs on our website, it is also our top passive solar design. Designed by renowned architect Charles Koty, house plan  # 151-1017 has all you can ask for. It is a lovely, angled plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It weighs in at just over 1,600 square feet total living area. It is a modest sized house plan with an ingenious floor layout. The exterior of the this homeplan is as traditional as anyone could want, but one thing you don't notice is the passive solar construction that allows you to save on heating bills. You receive the benefits of solar p Read more
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Published On : 01-11-2011
Author : Steve Donegan
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New House Plans Powered by Passive Solar Energy
Today environmental consciousness is becoming more of a priority in residential architecture and design, as consumers realize the seriousness of climate change in our world. Extreme weather conditions such as the recent frigid winter in the Midwestern part of the United States, water shortages due to a drought on the West coast, and increased weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes are causing concern. These facts combined with rising costs for warming and cooling our homes has spurred engineers, architects and builders to explore new methods for natural cooling and heating.  The economic motivation for passive design and engineering is becoming more significant.   According to the Journal of Novel Applied Sciences, Read more
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Published On : 05-01-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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