From: updates@dfwnetmall [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:01 PM
To: Howard, Jeff L
Subject: Ecovillages in DFW
You wrote an email asking what we had planned for ecovillages in DFW.
We are building urban villages in a cohousing format with as many
sustainable features as the amount/lay of land and the desires/money
of the residents will support.
We (AndersonSargent) built the first net zero energy home in North
Texas in 2004. This is that same energy-efficient concept on a broader
scale, although not all homes will have PV panels, either because the
residents choose not to have them or because the sites are wooded. All
will be high-performing, small homes. Many will be attached. The
communities will have organic gardens, open space, common buildings,
etc. to the extent of their own planning.
We are forming groups all over the metroplex. Once we have a core
group, we look for land. We are in that stage in four areas now: East
Fort Worth, Mid-Cities, East Dallas, Duncanville. We are also
considering a small loft ecohousing concept in West Fort Worth.
If you would like more information, please call me at 817 545-0140.