Frequently Asked Questions

People always have questions when it comes to building a home and picking a home plan. Here is a short list of the most frequently asked questions, if you don’t see your question here please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

What’s included in an ESHP set of drawings?

Find out exactly what is in a set of plans by visiting the “What do I get and When” page.

In what format are ESHP Plans available?

Energy Smart Home Plans are available in CAD and PDF file Formats.
Do you have an Exchange and/or Refund Policy?

Sorry, our plans are NON-REFUNDABLE. All sales of PDF and CAD plans are FINAL.

Do you offer study sets?

Yes, (1) Study Set comes with “NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION” across each sheet of the 5-Set (bond paper), and sells for $600.00/one-story and $900.00 two-story, plus shipping. If you eventually purchase any of our plans and choose either AutoCAD or PDF file, the entire amount paid for the Study Set will be credited toward your plan purchase.

What about an energy efficient home with no solar equipment?

Our Energy Smart Home Plans have been designed to be Net-Zero “Ready”, but you may choose not to produce power to achieve a Net-Zero home. Our home designs have been successfully built as very efficient homes with no power producing equipment at all, and consistently perform at a very low HERS rating of 60.

Do you offer modification services to your plans?

Yes, Energy Smart Home Plans offers a Modification Service that begins with an initial form you fill out on our Modification Services page. This is followed by a review of the changes supplied. We will reply with a quote to customize the plans to your liking. Please visit the Modification Services page for more information.

Does ESHP supply plans for the solar array?

Since each home we sell will be built in areas and on lots with unique challenges and conditions, ESHP does not provide the plans solar array. If your goal is a Net-Zero Energy Home or a Near-Zero Energy Home, you must consult with:

Your local and qualified solar provider.

A Certified Energy Rater from RESENT (Residential Energy Services Network).

A qualified Building Science Consultant such as Ken Fonorrow, President of Florida Hero.

Please contact us for more information on adding solar energy to your new home.

Are your plans copyrighted?

Yes, all our work is fully covered by our copyright. Please visit our Copyright and Terms of Agreement page for more information.