Dallas Cohousing


Passive solar & natural ventilation:   Free energy is good!

Solar Electricity Panels:

pre-wire for photovoltaic cells (with limited storage) and install when cost effective.

Efficient windows-

orient south for winter heating and

block summer sun with overhangs

Solar panel assisted heating and hot water pre-heater for tank-less water heaters

Solatube.com for natural light

Large exhaust fan in kitchens that doubles for cooling (a whole house fan)

Cross ventilation and high exhaust windows for thermal stacking - fresh air without fans