Passive Solar/Green Design Build (project packet)
ASU Solar House packet - The Appalachian State University Affordable Passive Solar Planbook has a lot of information, blueprints, and ideas for how to build a passive solar home.
NCSU Solar House - The North Carolina State University Solar House has all three types of Passive solar represented: Direct Gain, Indirect Gain, and Isolated Gain
Solar Decathlon Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency. Click the button below for inspirational designs for your model home.
Click HERE to go to the NC Green Building Technology Database where you can find several case studies and ideas from green designs built around NC.
Click HERE to go to the NC Healthy Built Homes Program page where you can look for ways to build or make your existing home more Environmentally friendly.
Click HERE to find out what State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency are available anywhere in the US (including NC!)
Click HERE to find out what options and incentives you may have for clean Transportation.
Passive Solar versus Active Solar
How can you make your model home Net-Zero?