This one-story home plan is designed to drastically cut heating and cooling costs but without adding substantial building costs. Among the many energy saving features:
1. Insulated doors and windows
2. 2x6 exterior walls with R19 insulation
3. Modified roof design to accommodate 12" thick R38 ceiling insulation
4. Positive vapor barrier to enhance comfort control
5. Centrally located plumbing and heating/AC for added efficiency
6. Properly oriented, this home is designed to provide natural solar gain.
7. New and improved framing techniques that allow previously un-insulated areas to become insulated.
8. All heat/AC ductwork is located within the heated area to maximize efficiency but all the ducts are hidden from view.
The plan is packed with luxurious features, including 12-ft. ceilings in the master suite, dining room, foyer and front secondary bedroom. The living room and kitchen have sloped ceilings that enhance the open feel. All other rooms have 9-ft. ceilings. The master bath offers a spa roman style tub, his and hers walk-in closets, separate shower and a private toilet compartment. The master suite is huge and it has an adjoining office/study with a built-in desk.