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Wednesday, September 22 marks the autumnal equinox when the sun passes directly over the equator, creating equal lengths of day and night. Now is the time to enjoy the last rays of warmth from the sun! But as daylight hours decrease, the amount of sun entering south windows increases, ensuring that sun-inspired homes stay warm and comfortable through the winter months as is shown in the shade line mid-way down the back, south windows of this Prairie Dog 3.

This Fall Equinox E-newsletter includes:

  • Updates to popular Sun Plans
  • Featured home, the Sunny Dreams
  • Services provided with construction orders
  • Introduction of new house plans
  • Recently asked questions
  • A new Special from Sun Plans!

Mountain View 3

First Floor 2048 s.f.

Porches 206 s.f.

Garage 688 s.f.

Width 62’

10% South Glass
Prince Charming

First Floor 1954 s.f.

Unfinished Basement 1740 s.f.

Porches 880 s.f.

Garage 842 s.f.

Width 74’

10% South Glass
Roseburg Cottage 8

First Floor 1427 s.f.

Second Floor 1034 s.f.

Total 2461 s.f.

Daylight Basement 1427 s.f.

Garage 576 s.f.

Porches & Balcony 268 s.f.

Width 66’

9% South Glass

Sunny Dreams

First Floor 1588 s.f.

Second Floor 1028 s.f.

Total 2616 s.f.

Daylight Basement 1305 s.f.

Garage  816 s.f.

Porches, Decks & Balconies 567 s.f.

Width 64’

9% South Glass

 

Mountain View 3
Mountain_View_3_overview-photoFirst Floor 2048 s.f.

Porches 206 s.f.

Garage 688 s.f.

Width 62’

10% South Glass

 

Prince Charming

Prince_Charming_overview-photoFirst Floor 1954 s.f.

Unfinished Basement 1740 s.f.

Porches 880 s.f.

Garage 842 s.f.

Width 74’

10% South Glass

 

Roseburg Cottage 8

Roseburg_Cottage_8_overview-photoFirst Floor 1427 s.f.

Second Floor 1034 s.f.

Total 2461 s.f.

Daylight Basement 1427 s.f.

Garage 576 s.f.

Porches & Balcony 268 s.f.

Width 66’

9% South Glass

Sunny Dreams

Sunny_Dreams_overview-photoFirst Floor 1588 s.f.

Second Floor 1028 s.f.

Total 2616 s.f.

Daylight Basement 1305 s.f.

Garage  816 s.f.

Porches, Decks & Balconies 567 s.f.

Width 64’

9% South Glass

We frequently receive questions from curious people wanting to learn more before committing to a passive solar house plan. This is perfectly normal!

I would like to learn more about the Brighton Bungalow and would like to review feedback from the owners.
We have an Open House of this plan that gives feedback from the owners as well as some in-depth information on the plan. However, we are not at liberty to give out client email addresses due to Sun Plans” promise to keep client emails, addresses, telephone numbers, etc. private.

My husband and I have a floor plan drawn out already, and were actually wondering how much it would cost to have you guys look at it and revise it before we have the draftsman draw it up?

We would be happy to take a look at what you and your husband have drawn up through our $495 Adapt-A-SunPlan consulting service. You may email us your ideas and drawings or send them through US mail. (The $495 covers a basic review, but if you need more consulting, we can provide it for additional fees.)

Are your plans suitable for my location, without modifications?

Sun Plans’ Custom Energy Specs that come with Construction Prints and CAD Files address the energy-related elements of not only the energy codes for the location, but recommendations which go beyond energy codes. While the amount of insulation recommended may vary, as well as the overhang length sometimes, the changes are usually so minor that they can be performed as “field changes” by the builder instead of detailed changes on the plans. Extra insulation may be recommended to be added to the exterior walls and occasionally rafter sizes may need to be increase to accommodate the additional insulation.

Visit Sun Plans’ FAQ to learn more.

When our plans become more than a year old, they are considered in need of a check-up. This means, that the next time CAD Files or Construction Prints of a plan are ordered, it goes through an in-house check to make sure it is up to our current standards and practices.

Therefore, it is less time consuming for our architect (and faster for you) to purchase newer plans. New plans are 15% off until our next plan update!

New plans are indicated by the “NEW” image next to their name on the house plan list:

New plans

How to take advantage of this Special:
Simply order the plan normally through our Secure Online Store and we will calculate the 15% and credit your order. This way you see the money you”re saving!

This Special applies to Study Plans, Review Sets, Construction Prints and CAD Files.

And remember, that in addition, we will also credit the purchase of other items ordered through Sun Plans per our Specials and Savings.

Note: Sun Plans is not trying to deter customers from ordering older plans which we will gladly update if you wish to purchase CAD Files or Construction Prints!