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Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry by cassie1033
September 3, 2008, 11:12 pm
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On labor day I took a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the Smart Home, they have brochures to hand out to the group tours, which explain how the house works and where to find just about everything the house was made of….

The Smart Home leads a secret double life behind the wood and drywall.  There’s a digital nerve center built in to the home that works constantly and automatically to save homeowner’s time, reduce energy consumption and life more fun and entertaining!

           check out the msi chicago website

Home Automation Systems by cassie1033
September 3, 2008, 11:03 pm
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X10  offers about the cheapest system…. This is a complete PC Home Automation system for about $49.99.

On the high-end scale there is Crestron and Life Ware ….Life ware is the system used in the Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Designing a Smart Home? by mgajdorus86
September 3, 2008, 7:12 pm
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Home Toys, is a home technologies source that has a catalog of different products for many different areas of the home.

The catalog of home technology includes:



-media centers

-hvac & energy management


and many more products. is a source for finding designers and installers of home technology equipment.

Smart Home: Green + Wired by tsaeed
September 3, 2008, 1:50 pm
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Considered to the “greenest home in Chicago,” this 2500 square foot house is currently on exhibit for “Smart Home: Green + Wired” at the Museum of Science and Industry. It is a three-story modular and sustainable green home that has many smart features, green roofs and gardens. The home was designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs and constructed by All American Homes.

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