smart home: green + wired, an mkSolaire exhibit

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Tonight, Michelle Kaufmann announced that her firm will participate in the "smart home: green + wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by Peoples Gas" exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry ("MSI") opening May 8, 2008.  MKD will exhibit a modern, green prefab on parkland just southeast of MSI.  The project has been in the works for a few months, and over the last week, they’ve broken ground and laid the foundation.  As rendered above, the full-sized mkSolaire will demonstrate the mk 5 EcoPrinciples: smart design, eco materials, energy efficiency, water conservation, and healthy living

Similar to MKD’s last exhibit house, the mkLotus, this smart home mkSolaire is certain to have super green, modern amenities.  It will include energy monitoring systems, renewable and recyclable materials, greywater systems, no-VOC paints, and on-demand water heaters.  It will also include so-called truth windows that will let visitors see the constructive guts of the home.  I can’t wait to see more!

++Smart Home: green + wired [MSI]

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Image Credit: Michelle Kaufmann Designs.


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  • chris sanger

    does anyone else find “warmed by peoples gas” just a little bit funny?

  • http://www.buildinggreentv.com maxmsf

    heh he, yeah that’s funny.

    This will be a fun project to watch (though maybe not to smell).

  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    ha ha you guys are killing me!

  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    The friendly bloggers at PrairieMod shot out a link … and speaking of, does anyone want to be on the scene in Chicago to blog an article about this in early May?

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