Hopper Design, LLC


Toward Healthy and Sustainable Homes

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.

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View of the south and east sides without active solar.