91 Award Winning Solar Homes -- Mid America

These plans were taken from the book
“Passive Solar Homes – 91 new award-winning, energy-conserving single-family homes”,
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1982

These homes were the winners of HUD’s fifth (and final) cycle of demonstration solar homes.  The 91 winning homes were selected from 550 builder applicants.

This was a time of great interest and activity in the passive solar home designs – many of the winning homes show a level of innovation not often found today’s passive solar designs.


These are 17 homes from the Mid America region.


Click on the location to download a 2 to 5 page pdf concept plan file.

Bublin, OH


Middleton, WI


Corcoran, MN


Lincoln, ME


Cincinnati, OH


Kent, OH


Upper Arlington, OH


New Albany, IN


Indianapolis, IN


New Berlin, WI


Bismarck, ND


Sioux Falls, SD


Sedgwick County, KS


Dodge City, KS


Eureka, MO


New Melle, MO


Barnhart, MO



Gary 8/17/06