News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Metro RTA

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Science and Technology


SmartHome saves energy and money
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will build a home to set the standard for future energy efficient housing.
Story by ALISON RITCHIE


 
The 2,500 square foot home will include three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It's 18 inch thick wall will keep the house heated, without a furnace.
Courtesy of Doty and Miller Architects
Download (WKSU Only)

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is building a home that it says will be a model for energy efficiency. The home will have 18-inch thick walls and high-performance windows, making it 90 percent more energy efficient than a typical Northeast Ohio home.

The two-story “SmartHome” will cost about $500,000 to build and will be complete in June. Museum visitors will be able to tour the house this summer, and after that, the house will be sold to a Cleveland family.

The museum’s executive director Evalyn Gates said the exhibit will show the latest in green technology.

Evalyn Gates of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:25)


(Click image for larger view.)

In September, the home will be moved from the museum grounds to a lot near Case Western Reserve University. It will be sold as a private home for a list price of $300,000 to $400,000.


Related Links & Resources
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Listener Comments:

They stole this idea from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It's been open for several years now to guests and it's even called the Smart Home!


Posted by: Anonymous on January 27, 2011 4:01AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Lordstown GM plant plans to install 8,500 solar panels
How much will this solar array cost? How is it being funded, and who is really paying for it? How much real useful electricity will it actually produce in MEh p...

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

Kasich talks about faith, drugs and education -- but never FitzGerald
The idea that you can learn more by talking to a 90 year old person than from a history book is just another example of how the GOP hates education and knowledg...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University