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When you Select-A-SunPlan, Adapt-A-SunPlan or Create-A-SunPlan, did you know that you can receive much more than the word “plan” implies? The amount and type of service varies with each type of plan product and is tailored to fit your concerns.

In addition to the printed plans or electronic PDF files, you can receive assistance directly from the architect.

Study Plan – In addition to the Study Plan, receive The Sun-Inspired House (256 pages) which is full of information about general sun-inspired construction and answers to questions that others have asked us over the years. Receive email clarifications from the architect regarding information presented in the book and how it relates to the the Study Plan you are considering.

Review Set – In addition to the Study Plan and Review Set, receive answers from our architect to questions that you have about the plan. Also included are general comments on ideas that you may have about possible changes.

Construction Prints – In addition to the large drawings, receive Custom Energy Specs prepared by our architect who designed the home. The specs are based on the combination of the climate where the house will be constructed AND the particulars of each Sun Plan since each design is different. Our architect presents tailored options for the energy features based on your stated energy goals whether Energy Star, Passiv Haus standards, Net-Zero Energy or anywhere in-between. She also provides clarifications with your builder before and during construction regarding the Plans and Specs.

CAD Files – In addition to the CAD Files, associated documents and Custom Energy Specs, you can receive consulting between our architect and your design professional making the changes regarding the energy implications of the proposed changes that you have requested.

(As with any professional service and well-run business, the amount of consulting may be limited and relates to the price of the product purchased.)

Read more about the various types of drawings available and download examples


While we have no coupon to clip, for Construction Review Set orders placed through our shopping cart, we will credit your credit card $50 after the order is placed if you agree to PDF delivery only. You may then print your own 11×17 sets of drawings. This is in effect through August 16.

6-21-09-ss-6To verify that you will accept the PDF only version (instead of the 11×17 printed version), you will need to reply to the automatic email that you receive after you place the order. If you still want the printed set, we can of course still mail them to you, but no credit will be issued.

If you are upgrading from a previous Study Plan purchase, you can receive a further discount which is the Study Plan price paid less the standard $15 upgrade fee.

And as always, the purchase price of a Construction Review Set is deductible in the future from the price of the full construction orders (Blueprints, Erasable Vellums, and CAD Files) even if you switch to another design.

Click here to read more about Construction Review Sets and our other products

3-20-09-se-2While we have no coupon to clip, we would like to say thank you to those who have purchased a Study Plan or Construction Review Set from us at any time even if it was 5 years ago! Based on the emails that we have been receiving, we know that many of you are on the verge of purchasing. We encourage you to start the planning process earlier rather than later when construction prices will begin to rise again.

Through the end of March 2009, when you place an order for Blueprints, Erasable Vellums, or CAD files, we will credit your order after it is placed through our shopping cart at DOUBLE the value of the highest priced Study Plan or Construction Review Set (CRS) that you have purchased from us of any plan. Since our highest priced CRS is $320 that would be a savings of $640, but even our lowest priced Study Plan at $60 would carry a $120 credit.

And the plan you purchase does not have to be the same as the Study Plan or Construction Review Set. Although the purchase price of a Construction Review Set will still continue to be deductible in the future from the price of the full construction orders (Blueprints, Erasable Vellums, and CAD Files), only through the end of March 2009 will the Study Plan price be credited.

Getting ready to have us make Custom Changes for you in the next few months? This offer would also apply to you since one part of the our invoice includes the blueprints/use of the base set of plans and of course includes 6 sets of blueprints after the changes are completed. (In addition to the savings of purchasing the higher priced CAD files for changes to be made by others, you now have an additional incentive for Sun Plans to make the Custom Changes.) We would like to mention though, that for the first time this past year when a client had endless changes to a pre-designed plan, we had our fees for one house match those of a custom design which averages 2-3% of construction cost. Our clients Charlotte and Rob did not complain since they certainly received a custom home, but I do like to mention that while often our Custom Changes are simple and quick, at other times they are not when the client is full of many ideas!

Click here for a free PDF CRS of Brighton Bungalow.

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