...wood stove instead of a furnace...
niel wrote: »
i think i'm with bill on the issue of wood burning. there is only one in my suburban area that i am aware of and it stinks up a good 1/2 mile square. i could not imagine there being a dozen of them going at once as to what it would result in, let alone being any kind of majority heat source for the 8000 or so residents of my town of about a square mile.(no i don't own it) i still wouldn't mind doing it here in a supplementary capacity, but due to the costs and safety factors that would apply, i can't do it and there are other priorities. luckilly, there would be fewer catching any of the smoke that it would spew from my loacation. i did use a fireplace here at one time, but i have blocked it off when i realized i was losing more than i gained. long story to explain circumstances.
Cariboocoot wrote: »
Mostly I think the project shows the need to think about house design more, and not just slap up another couple dozen of some architect's one-size-fits-all plans. I'd love to see a community built with really 'green' plans.
BB. wrote: »
Factory built homes that are trucked and final assembled on site are the only way you will get consistent (and proven) energy efficiency on a large scale.