I am researching the possibility of putting a cooling tower into my residence. Here's the background: Tucson, AZ (summer temps at 105+F), partial solar home with straw-bail and traditional adobe walls, about 1600 square feet, single story, 8-12 foot ceilings.
We are building in Civano, a great community based loosely on New Urbanism and alternative architecture themes.
Our goals with the project are obviously to eliminate as much of the electricity consumption as possible. An A/C unit would be simple, but is a cooling tower feasible and worthwhile? Can someone point me towards a good drawing and demonstration of the workings of a cooling tower?