The main direction of the thesis is analyzing the impact on solar access and energy demand of different building mass in linear building forms. The study model of this work is a current ongoing project - a suburb sustainable residential community design project locates in Ådland, Bergen, Norway. The work mainly consists of two parts: theory and project analyses. Both two parts are focusing on reducing environmental impact of suburb sustainable residential communities. More specifically, the theory is aiming on finding out the critical design and energy issues for suburb sustainable residential communities. The project is aiming on using the strategies from theory part and analyzing critical design issues of solar access and energy issues of heating demand reduction with different building masses.