William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Design Package

VHH+ Plans and Specifications For those with construction expertise or with their own builder in mind, VHH+ plans and specifications are available for $1500. This includes:

Five Sets of Detailed Plans*

Material and Systems Specifications

*Plan sets include a typical site plan, foundation and floor plans, sections, interior and exterior details, window and door schedules and details, and mechanical and electrical plans with a lighting schedule.

Additional Consulting Services

Our highly experienced integrated design team of energy consultants architects and builders is available to tailor the design and specification to fit the needs and desires of you and your family, as well as any unique aspects of your site. We offer these services at hourly rates, available on request.

LEED for HomesTM Certification

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating SystemTM is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The design of the VHH+ is ‘LEED ready.' The design of the home exceeds the criteria set forth by the USGBC. For a truly sustainable project, other aspects of the building process must be considered, and the LEED rating system specifically addresses integrated project planning, site selection/location and impact on the site. If desired, one of our LEED Accredited Professionals will be happy to work with you to attain the highest levels of LEED certification for your individual project.

Site planning

The VHH+e can be sited numerous ways on smaller lots to take advantage of the sun angle and microcimate of you unique site. In smaller lots, the photovoltaic(PV)panels can be housed on the south-facing roof of the garage. On larger lots and in rural settings, the PV panels can stand alone in a clearing. Depending on the solar access, we will recommend either fixed or tracking panels for optimal performance.