The new year is ushering in an exciting new era in home buying. Metrowest is home to the five star+ Energy Star rated new construction home. It has all the bells and whistles buyers have come to want, but it also has the value savings of Geothermal Heating. Step into President- elect Obama 's initiative on Green design and sustainable building. Break dependency on home heating oil and save thousands yearly on the cost to operate this home.
Exciting yes, but even more so is the LCD touch screen computer that has been created for this home. The director of internet technology for a well regarded university created the state of the art computerized "home central" to monitor the heating, cooling, electrical and even some of the lighting in this home. One place to see it all. Can you imagine the cost savings you could have if you knew where all your energy was being used? Kids left tv's on, watch the increase in electric usage. Shut off the tv and see the draw of electrical enrgy usage drop, unplug the television and watch the drop again. Finally a way to monitor and understand the energy usage of a home.
This is only the beginning of the multiple applications this system has been developed to monitor and control. The computer recognizes the opening of the garage doors and initiates the lighting of your path from garage to kitchen. No more fumbling for light switches in the dark. Not home to monitor? Check the system readings from the LCD touch screen, your home computer or the one at your office. Imagine that.
Not to be outdone by the mere brains of the system, beauty was also a consideration in the design of this "Smart System" At anytime you wish not to see the tables of monitoring of your energy effiecient home, download up to 20 family photos and the computer screen looks just like a picture frame.
It is so exciting to be an EcoBroker. http://www.ecobroker.com/ , EcoBroker is the premiere green designation program for real estate professionals. This knowledge and the opportunity to work with a builder who has the courage to see the future and be willing to build this magnificent home. I grew up watching "George Jetson" and wanted all the features he had in his home. I am still waiting to find Rosie, still looking for the flying car that packed into a brief case, but the "Smart house" is here.