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Beat The Heat: If You Want A Cool House, Get A Shotgun

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As part of our continuing Beat the Heat series, we looked at three different approaches: The traditional shotgun plan, which laid out rooms without a hall, providing great cross-ventilation; More in TreeHugger

There are other techniques, appropriate to different climates:

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