How do you live in New Orleans without air conditioning? Ask this Tulane architecture professor

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Tulane University architecture professor John Klingman lives in a century-old Garden District home without air conditioning by choice, controlling the flow of air through the house with shutters, screened windows and constantly fans. After Hurricane Isaac’s power outages prompted widespread reflection on the role of air conditioning in the city, Klingman’s decision and others like him recently drew the interest of Times-Picayune reporter John Pope in an article about the lifestyle.

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  1. I have lived in an upstairs apartment in the LGD for 12 years and the only time I have ever turned on my A/C was when a female “friend” visited. There is a constant breeze through my home when the windows and doors are open, pretty much year round. I do use a fan at night to keep mosquitoes from biting me.

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