Dallas Cohousing

Windmills
  

Green Design is cheaper to operate


Repurposing an existing structure: warehouse example - add a patio, with a glass end and glass front condos facing it


Hallways are wasted space-

incorporate into living areas


Less exposed surface area/ Cubic Ft =

less air conditioning


Durability & sustainability:  Durable materials = longer life and less landfill


The average house built today has a life expectancy of ~50 years


Sealed concrete floors throughout, with rugs, uses structure materials for the finish


Steel framing is- recyclable, termite and fire resistant. (MAY avoid a sprinkler system)


Block and/or double stud demising walls

(for sound and fire-block)


Electrical in conduit for easy replacement


Consider metal roof or

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam roof


Metal HVAC Ducts


Recycled (and Recyclable) building materials when available