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“Our houses are designed from the ground up to take advantage of the sun.”

DOE Tour of Zero: Howell Street by TC Legend Homes infographic: Bellingham, WA; tclegendhomes.com. 788 square feet, HERS score 59, $60 average monthly energy bill, $250 annual savings, $10,000 saved in the first 30 years.
Key features list: High-performance insulation system for enhanced quiet and comfort, comprehensive draft protection, fresh air system for cleaner indoor air, high-efficiency comfort system, energy-efficient appliances and advanced lighting technology for
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“Our houses are designed from the ground up to take advantage of the sun. A passive solar layout … means lots of windows facing south and few facing north. The long axis of the house is east to west to allow for maximized solar exposure for a future PV system and for passive solar heating.”

 – Ted Clifton, builder, TC Legend Homes

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DOE Tour of Zero: Howell Street by TC Legend Homes floorplans.