Debra Rucker Coleman, Architect
Welcome to Sun Plans!
beautiful, original passive solar & sun-tempered home designs
created by Architect Debra Rucker Coleman
Why a Sun Plans Home?
  • Starting point for building a sunny, low-energy home
  • Client-centered house design services
  • 20-90% of heat can come passively from the sun (with no or little cooling penalty)
  • Optional solar panels can be on the roof, ground, or out building to achieve net zero energy performance
  • Right-sized, small footprints for lower costs and sustainable living
  • Warm in winter, cool in summer, daylight year-round using natural energy
  • The leading source for sun - tempered and passive solar house designs
A Sun Plan uses the natural light and heat of the sun to warm and brighten homes. It connects you to nature with carefully placed windows on all sides of the home. It's sun-inspired and nature-inspired!
A Sun Plan can reduce energy bills to a fraction compared to conventional house plans. It can achieve zero net energy use when coupled with on-site renewable energy generation...the ultimate in independence!
Optionally, the designs can also become a Passive House if there is an experienced, certified Passive House (PH) builder, designer/consultant, and rater/verify nearby. CAD Files from Sun Plans allow local design professionals to adapt the design.
A Sun Plan is typically created by combining ideas from both the homeowner and Sun Plans. They can be adapted with Computer Aided Design (CAD) or built unchanged from Construction Prints (blueprints) available from Sun Plans.
Building a home is often the largest investment your family will ever make. Let Architect Debra Rucker Coleman help you protect that investment by optimizing the size, space, views, materials, climate & budget. Debra has over 25 years designing low-energy, high-performance, passive solar homes.
Whether you choose to select, adapt, or create a personalized, sun-inspired home with Debra, we thank you for taking the time to visit our website!