- Hi Charlie, there was a good article in Fridays Wall Street Journal on the
house of 2015. It included PV panels, and mentioned several builders that
have formed partnerships to design and build the house of the future.
Several builders were Texas based, let me know if you can't track the
article down, it was on the front page of the marketplace section. Regards,
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Subject: Fw: [hreg] More on Solar House
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> > The email yesterday was kind of "off the top of my head". I'm so tired
> > trying to find the "right" place to live that when the thought came
> along -
> > why not just build one? - it was kind of exciting and I sent it out
> > trying to work out any details. I have had some further thoughts and
> > like to share them too.
> > Just researching what all should go into such a house would be a real
> > but since we have lots of experts here, we could probably do that pretty
> > easily. Some of you guys may even have some pretty complete stuff on
> > available from your files and previous studies. It sould also be a great
> > project we could all work on together and maybe even generate some
> > for HREG.
> > Of course the big hurdle would be cost. If you include everything -
> > efficient applicances and lighting, thermopane glass, filtered air to
> > all allergens, a water purification system, etc. - I assume it must be
> > prohibitively expensive; otherwise why doesn't anyone build such houses?
> > not sure how much more it would cost. Maybe someone has a guestimate?
> > again the cost of a regular house? Twice as much?
> > Anyway, I was wondering - why not make it a demo house for
> > contractors, etc who are interested in this kind of thing? I could offer
> > have open house - say every other Sunday from 10am to 6pm or whatever
> > year or two - and let them put out their literature and bring
> > clients by. Hopefully they would give a sizeable discount on their
> > and services in return for showing how their stuff really looks in
> > with someone living there. If this were a really first class job with
> > media coverage, it might be worth a lot to them.
> > Or it might be a duplex with one side a demo and me in the other.
> > customers could spend a few days living there just to see how they liked
> > or some other member of this group might want to live in the other side
> > we could alternate making our units available on Sundays as a public
> > I could go on with this kind of stuff but don't guess there's much point
> > until I see if there is much interest. So far Steve Stelzer has
> > positively. Sure would appreciate some feedback - pro or con - from
> > else.
> > Charlie Mauch
> > Charlie Mauch