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Solar Spec
North Carolina Energy Division

Between 1980 and 1984, Innovative Design organized and conducted the national, award-winning Solar Spec program. Solar Spec focused on implementing passive solar in the speculative home market and resulted in successfully achieving an average reduction in energy consumption in excess of 40% in the homes of the 25% of the builders in North Carolina that participated. The program's success propelled it to expand beyond North Carolina to other southeastern states, including Georgia, Texas, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Over 4,000 passive solar homes have been built across the region using Solar Spec designs.

Innovative Design's Passive Solar Homes page shows examples of our extensive residential work.