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Chicago Smart Home
       
     
Chicago Smart Home

I am so excited that we get to be a part of the “Smart Home: Green and Wired” exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit is a fully functioning three story home (that we designed a few years ago) and showcases the best in sustainable living solutions. Here you can follow the journey of the exhibit as it progresses beginning from the point when the house was first built and set. Read about how it’s educating and touching the people who come to visit it.

The Smart Home: Green + Wired reopens today at the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago. With the help of Midwest Living, the tech geniuses at WIRED magazine, and the amazing MSI team, the home is filled with all new sustainable products, materials and smart systems in this spectacular home that we designed.

The earthy palette of colors uses zero-VOC paint and the furniture is made from recycled steel, FSC certified or reclaimed woods and soy-based and recycled fiber cushions. Every square inch of the home and garden is tricked out with beautiful ideas, from home automation, energy and water monitors, rain catchment, gray water systems, green roofs,wind power, solar film,LED lighting, and edible earthboxes, off-site construction, and a whole lot more. For example, this dining room table is a luscious favorite that uses a mixture of reclaimed wood (from a tree that fell on the grounds of the museum) and concrete by Barefoot Design (www.barefootdesign.com).

The home design depicted in this photo is not owned by, and is not available for purchase from, Michelle Kaufmann.

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