America’s greenest home isn’t short on high-tech goodies. Automation and control provide entertainment, help boost energy efficiency and keep useful technologies hidden.
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Energy Savings

Systems like highly efficient SeriousWindows that allow sunlight to warm the house and save on heat do much more. So does positioning the house to take advantage of breezes and eliminate any air conditioning. But have automated and integrated electronics systems in this very green home helped it achieve other efficiencies? Absolutely, says Yates. “Making it easy and automatic for people to be energy-efficient is key. With the control system, you can do more than just turn [devices] on and off. You can dim, you can manage plugs, you can manage multiple rooms at the same time, you can manage not just the house but the landscape from anywhere.

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