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.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Wayside Furniture


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
Economy and Business


Energy efficient home heats without a furnace
Hi-tech 'SmartHome' will spend summer on Wade Oval before moving to nearby neighborhood
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
Cleveland's first 'SmartHome' was built by CPK Construction as part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's summer-long focus on climate change. The house features hi-tech windows and heating/cooling system, and a 'rain chain' hanging from the downspout, a musical water feature.
Courtesy of Jeff St.Clair, WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

There’s a new house on historic Wade Oval on Cleveland’s east side.  With thick walls, high tech windows, and no furnace, it’s the area’s first ‘Smart Home’.  The house kicks off the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s summer long focus on climate change.  It will be open for tours starting today. 

As workers put the finishing touches on the two-story, 2,500 sq. ft. house, we walk through with its builder, Chris Kontur of CPK Construction.  He points out the deep set windows, the tell-tale signature of a ‘Smart Home’…

'SmartHome' walk through

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (4:31)


(Click image for larger view.)

In October, the house will be moved about a half mile to a residential lot on Wade Park Ave. and sold.  The sample ‘Smart Home’ - designed Doty & Miller Architects - cost about $525,000 to build, but once moved will have about $350,000 discounted price tag.  It was funded by PNC bank, the Cleveland Foundation, and other sponsors.    Tours of the ‘Smart Home’ at the Cleveland Natural History Museum begin this morning.

To be a certified 'SmartHome' or 'Passive' home, an insulation value of at least R-55 in the walls, and R-75 or more in the ceiling has to be achieved.  Doty & Miller Architects.
image

Related Links & Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History 'SmartHome' page

Plain Dealer coverage of 'SmartHome'

Doty & Miller Architects

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

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

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