Report: Museum of Science and Industry to build "green" home


As you may have heard, the Museum of Science and Industry yesterday announced the construction of a green “smart home” as a part of the museum’s 75th anniversary celebration.

According to the Sun-Times, the three-story house will incorporate green products and materials, such as dual-flush toilets, cement siding, LED fixtures and a green roof, into a design intended to maximize natural lighting and airflow.

The six-piece mkSolaire was designed by Michelle Kaufmann of Oakland, Calif., and will be constructed at a Coachmen Industries factory in Decatur, Ind. Workers will assemble the house prior to the exhibit’s opening on May 8. The exhibit will run through January 2009.

Stay tuned — hopefully we’ll get a chance to talk with Kaufmann about her design and get a video of our walk-through posted on the Yo in the coming months. In the meantime, you can keep up with the exhibit’s development by reading Kaufmann’s blog.

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