Dallas Cohousing


Energy Efficient- Energy Reduction lowers air pollution, expense, and saves resources

Energy Star appliances- at least 15% more efficient

Efficient lighting – use L.E.D., tube and compact fluorescent

Energy efficient HVAC -

   -a single large cooling unit

   -one efficient boiler for heat

   -Geothermal - if cost efficient

Sealed gas fireplaces pollute less, draw cold air from outside, and need less BTU HVAC

Light painted (Ceramic coating?) walls, foundations and roof reflect the sun’s heat

Foam insulated walls and Roof

Increased interior mass (like concrete 2nd floors) for a “Flywheel Effect

Wind generated electricity

(even if from utility)

Electricity is separately metered