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Transcript of Cohousing Presentation
Nov. 5, 2015
Sources: livewellcohousing; republic-denton; prairie sky cohousing, shannon dyck
Sources: LiveWellCohousing; PrettyGoodAtLife;
Sources: SlowFoodTriangle; MGABC; SouthernStates; CastleOfCostamesa
Sources: PlaceMakingChicago; TYFPC; ClutterInClarityOut; UoGuelph; OldTownFloweryBranch
Sources: OpenIdeo; Shannon Dyck
Sources: 4bpblogspot; CohousingOrg
Source: google maps
What is Cohousing?
Private Homes & Common Space
Group Activities, Sharing Economy
Planned, designed, owned, and managed by residents.
Decisions made through consensus.
Trust each other.
In Canada, there are 10 complete, 7 in development, and at least 8 forming.
The Missing Link between Utopia and the Dated One-Family House.
First Cohousing Developments in Denmark
Shovels in the ground
Rain water capture
Green roof (garage)
Community garden (Optimist Park)
Corner of 18th Street & Avenue L
15kWh/m2/year for space heating
(compared to Canadian average of 150kWh/m2/year)
air tightness (0.6 air changes per hour)
air quality (ERV provides continuous fresh air)
super insulation (R65)
appropriate form & solar orientation
Sources: StillWaterSeniorCohousing; Shannon Dyck
Sources: Shannon Dyck & BLDG Studio