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.

The Holden Arboretum

Greater Akron Chamber


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

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

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