Re: Shared heating systems
From: Joe Nolan (jnolanAdobe.COM)
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:56:51 -0600
>Bruce Coldham in a Cohousing Journal article said that having heating systems
>that  heat several homes are more ecological.  Are any sites planning a
>central heating plant that heats several buildings ...
>Mike M

EcoVillage at Ithaca's first neighborhood (1/3 moved in) uses a shared hot
water heating system - 4 gas boilers located in "energy centers" supply heat
for the 30 units (15 duplexes). Homes are passive solar, super-insulated,
air-tight. The energy centers are a convenient place to "plug in" renewable
energy sources as they become affordable to us.


joe nolan / Acrobat Capture Engineering / Adobe Systems / 607-273-5563

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