91 Award Winning Solar Homes -- West Area

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 XX homes from the Western region:


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



Carbondale, CO
passive solar home


Aurora, CO
passive solar home


Sedona, AZ
passive solar home


Watson, OR
passive solar home


Davis, CA
passive solar home


RedWood City, CA
passive solar home


Cheyenne, WY
passive solar home


Colorado Springs, CO
passive solar home


Grand Junction, CO
passive solar home


Walden, CO


Boulder, CO


Colorado Springs, CO


Santa Fe, NM


Monzono, NM


Tucson, AZ


Riverton, UT


Bozeman, MT


Port Townsend, WA


Eugene, OR

Gary 8/13/06