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Passive Solar plan
« on: March 31, 2008, 07:06:10 AM »

This is from an old magazine article (

In the early 80s, [Donald] Watson was one of several architects commissioned by Berlin, Connecticut-based Northeast Utilities to produce the Solar Home Planbook, which features energy-efficient New England-style house plans, several of them inexpensive.

The least-expensive model featured  [in the 3rd edition, 1994] is a compact passive-solar ranch home. The conventional-looking two-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot home would complement any American neighborhood. It has a two-car garage and a cathedral ceiling with skylights--"giving the feeling of a house larger than it is," says former Operation Solar director Jan Sayko. It costs approximately $82,000 to build and in Hartford, Connecticut-type weather runs about $248 to $335 per year to heat, depending on the system used.

The book is no longer in print; the only used copies I can find are earlier editions without the plan I want to see.  By any wild chance, does anyone here have a copy of that old book, 3rd edition, or the plan? 



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