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r_u_thinking

Great article to help people evaluate the designs their architectural firms might toss at them. I wish that we had conversations about options mentioned in this article during our design process with Box Living; it would have been great. Our house is an oven - some of the windows that could have been great for cross-ventilation are inaccessible as they are opened with latches and up a stairway (you'd have to be about 9 ft tall to get to them). Once the house is built


though, I can't see any option other than a heat pump/air conditioner. What an opportunity lost.

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Jennifer Bradley

I love these ideas and they work well up to a point - the point which is a string of days with temperatures over 40'C. Even then, we can open all windows and get cooler night air in, although that doesn't happen until about 9 pm.

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Gavin Wellington

@jennifer look at a product called Odyssey by Edmonds. It made a big difference on those horrible 40 degree days...

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