Dallas Cohousing

Windmills    

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