The Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit is a fully-functioning, eco-friendly home on the grounds of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. It’s been transformed for 2010 by Midwest Living. The home is redesigned to reflect the lifestyle of a couple looking to minimize home maintenance, maximize efficiency and settle in to a space that is not only beautiful, but functional. Good for the maximizing efficiency part, right?
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. Pretty cool stuff! Definitely a great way to manage your resources.