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Old 11-04-2007, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I know monolithic domes aren't taking the country by storm, but they should be.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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That's awesome. We have been investigating all options when it comes to becoming self reliant and energy efficient...I think one of the major things we are considering is geothermal heating/cooling, which does not rely on any fossil fuels...that, combined with solar panels, could create a home that is nearly self sufficient.

I read of one home in Waterbury that was build very efficiently and used the geothermal heating, and their utility bills, including heat and electric, are under $100/month. Even in winter.

But the dome is a great idea for new construction...
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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New windows throughout our house and a new, modern boiler has cut our heating costs IN HALF. Worth every penny.
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