Is This the World’s Greenest Home?
By Lisa Harmer
| Posted April 22, 2014
In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to highlight this beautiful and amazingly green California home, which uses sustainable and regenerative materials plus a high-tech home automation system from Control4 to maximize energy efficiency. The homeowners wanted to debunk three myths in green home building: (1) Green homes are ugly, concrete boxes, (2) Green homes are twice as expensive as a standard home, and (3) Living in a green home requires you to fundamentally change your lifestyle.
The house is absolutely gorgeous, open and airy. It cost just 2-5% more than other, non energy-efficient homes in the area and is saving money in the long run. As a matter of fact, this home now puts more energy back on the grid than it uses. And the family—even the kids—enjoy more convenience and entertainment using the same technology that helps manage their energy usage. They even use their iPads to interact with the house.
See how technology can help manage your energy usage and create a more green, beautiful planet this Earth Day and every day.