I'm designing an extremely well-insulated, airtight, net-zero energy house and our clients are really wanting a conventional clothes dryer inside the house (we usually try to push a condensing dryer, drying closet, or put the dryer outside the conditioned envelope).
I'm wondering if it's feasible to have dedicated outdoor supply air ducted directly to an electric clothes dryer. Does anyone have any experience with such an installation? I'm particularly concerned with whether or not most dryers make this possible by virtue of their construction (ie do they draw air from a discrete location that I could attach a duct to?).
Just having a make-up air duct in the room with the dryer is an obvious alternative, but I'd like to avoid drawing cold outdoor air through the room. Our climate is mild enough that having cold outdoor air ducted directly into the clothes dryer should only increase drying times slightly.