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Old 11-21-2015, 04:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Building in a lifetime of reduced heating and cooling expenses costs a lot right now, while the benefits trickle in very slowly, if they can ever be quantified directly.
I lived for a number of years in a geodesic dome. It was the cleanest, warmest and quietest place I've ever lived—all qualities due to it's hemispherical shape. Dust only settles in corners, toroidal air circulation conserves heat and the shape dissipates exterior sounds. A streamlined exterior shell and solar and wind powered operation don't have to cost more up front.

I'm stuck too. It's 256sq ft which is nice, but it's a long skinny rectangle instead of a circle.
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