Country design style is very popular today portraying a comfortable and friendly charm. We can adapt this style into a very energy-efficient home. A country style design features front porches, wrap around decks, and gable roofs that can skillfully be manipulated into an effective passive solar home.
SunTerra can shape the home to be longer east to west creating good sun tempering. We can use the south porch overhang to give proper solar shading in the summer and proper passive solar in the winter.
The general rectangular shape is also conducive to lower heat loss. The gable roof design provides maximum area for now or future active solar collectors. Add slab-on-grade construction for earth sheltering, include radiant floor heating, foam insulation, an air-to-water heat pump, an air-to-air heat exchanger, and you have built a supreme green home.
Country Plan 1600SL
Country Plan 2119TD
Country Plan 2196TD