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A list of the 6 mistakes that groups have made that contributed to their downfall or cost them significant financial loses and/or membership problems. Not a scientific study but reflects 20 years of reading Cohousing-L. 1. NOT READING COHOUSING-L. Cohousing-L will give you access to hundreds of...
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Daybreak – a sustainable Case Study The reality of building green Presentation by Grace H. Kim, AIA provided courtesy of Schemata Workshop for the 2008 National Cohousing Conference
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design goal: to luxuriate in life (cold beer, warm shower), to live lightly on the land : design a compact building with a tight, well insulated envelope that responds to your climate, take advantage of everything you can, recognize your opportunities , control ventilation, design a right-sized...
Views since 5/2014: 2,316
renewable energy technologies Use of natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water, ocean tides, hydrogen, biomass, or geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished, as sources for heat and power for use in buildings and communities. At the small scale of 1- 40 homes, we’re generally...
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Outline: - Sustainability - View, Practice and Action - Conflict, Taking Whole, Forming - Social Drama
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I happen to be writing an article this month about my experience with designing a composting toilet facility for a nature preserve in southern Kentucky. So let me take a few minutes to summarize (sorry - it is long): Toilet systems that use water to carry the waste product away have recently come...
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The best size and number of households seems to be one of the big challenges facing cohousing in America. Cohousing communities in Europe have shown over and again that the optimum size is not too big and not too small. Create a community that is too big and an institutional feel and sensibility...
Views since 5/2014: 3,595

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