Dallas Cohousing

Windmills    

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