Designs - Braintree, VT Plan B
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms
Main house 30' x 40' (total 2,140 square feet) - 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms
Garage and porch not included in square footage.
This design is a contemporary passive solar super-insulated home with a long view to green rolling hills to the east.
After the active solar is installed this design can approach net zero energy usage (including plug hybrid transportation).
The straight-sided living room has exposed beams supporting the sloped roof and enjoys a magnificent view to the east.
The porch does likewise.
In the future, active solar thermal domestic hot water and space heating panels can be placed on the garage roof and a 6.3kW photovoltaic system on the main roof.
View of the south and east sides without active solar.