The New Home on the Block That Uses 90% Less Energy

A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.

It sounds like a punch line: Welcome to Seattle, where even the houses are smart and passive. In a city known for its progressive politics, it’s no surprise that a Seattleite would build a hyper-efficient Passive House–certified structure with a prototype operating system to connect all its home automation features.

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Ariel Meadow Stallings
Ariel Meadow Stallings is a Seattle-based tech and lifestyle writer who's been internetting since 1992, starting blogging in 2000, and founded her web publishing company Offbeat Empire in 2007.


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