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Northeast Ohio’s most energy efficient house was converted today from a museum exhibit to a piece of Cleveland real estate. why do we need gambling in every state ? that is so gay.


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(WKSU Media Kit ) EnvironmentMonday, October 24, 2011Cleveland Natural History Museum "Smart Home" ready for permanent occupantSuper energy efficient museum exhibit is now real estateby WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIERReporterKevin Niedermier  The Cleveland Natural History Museum's "SmartHome" making it's way to its permanent location nearby.Courtesy of Kevin NiedermierDownload (WKSU Only)In The Region:  Northeast Ohio’s most energy efficient house was converted today from a museum exhibit to a piece of Cleveland real estate.Click to listen var FO = { movie:"http://www.wksu.org/news/flvplayer.swf", wmode: "opaque", width:"280", height:"20", majorversion:"7", build:"0", bgcolor:"#ffffff", allowfullscreen:"true", flashvars: "file=http://www.wksu.org/news/daily/2011/10/24/33066.mp3&displaywidth=280&type=mp3" }; UFO.create(FO, "player_7401");Other options: Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:30) var FO = { movie:"http://www.wksu.org/news/flvplayer.swf", wmode: "opaque", width:"280", height:"20", majorversion:"7", build:"0", bgcolor:"#ffffff", allowfullscreen:"true", flashvars: "file=http://www.wksu.org/news/daily/2011/10/24/33066.mp3&displaywidth=280&type=mp3" }; UFO.create(FO, "player_7401"); .imagecontainer { float:left; overflow:hidden width:175px; margin-right: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 5px; text-align: center; vertical-align:top;} .textscroll { width:175px; height:125px; text-align: center; vertical-align:top; overflow:auto; } .textcontainer { width:150px; text-align: center; vertical-align:top;} (Click image for larger view.) Download (WKSU Only)Download (WKSU Only) Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE It was loaded onto a flatbed trailer and made the three-mile-an-hour trip a few blocks away to its permanent location among other homes on Wade Park Avenue near University Circle.   And it’s now up for saleDavid Beach heads the natural history museum’s “Green City Blue Lake Institute.” He says besides costing only about 50-dollars a month to heat and cool, the so called Smart-Home is also very pleasant to live in.   Beach:  “No cold spots, no drafts, people aren’t used to living in a house of this quality in Northeast Ohio.  Niedermier:  A lot of people will say, this thing doesn’t have a furnace, describe how this home heats itselfBeach: The key with a passive house is to reduce the energy demands so low that you don’t need a lot of supplementary heating or coolingAnd that’s done with great insulation, and great windows and doors that this house has pioneeredSo all you need a little supplementary heat source, and we have a couple of air source heat pumps that provide the extra heating or cooling.”    Body heat and the heat from cooking also help keep the house warmBeach says many home builders are now using principles pioneered in the SmartHome projectIf you’re interested in moving into the SmartHome, the asking price is about 300-thousand dollars.Add Your Comment Name: Location: E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment) Comments:  Page Options Print this page E-Mail this page / Send mp3 function fbs_click() {u=location.href;t=document.title;window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u='+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;} html .fb_share_link { padding:2px 0 0 20px; height:16px; background:url(http://b.static.ak.fbcdn.net/images/share/facebook_share_icon.gif?8:26981) no-repeat top left; color: #486b80; }Share on Facebook More: EnvironmentScientist says last summer's Lake Erie algae crisis was preventableOhio farmers turn to manure brokers2015 Great Backyard Bird Count takes flightThe NEXUS pipeline's path through Northeast Ohio raises questions and some protestsCleveland says its plows will be ready for the next stormOhio's GOP senator and governor challenge Army Corps on sediment dumpingMore than 100 gather at Stark State to hear more about a massive pipeline that will cut through propertiesSARTA gets nearly $9 million in federal funds for five emission-free busesFarmers ready to work with governor on Lake ErieEnvironmentalists back Kasich's plan to fight toxic algaeMore by Kevin NiedermierNortheast Ohio fire chiefs concerned over possible DHS shut-downSenBrown will attend Netanyahu address with some reservations30 year old Cleveland murder conviction thrown outOhio's GovKasich pushes his education budget in ClevelandHosting the Gay Games meant more than a one-time economic boostOnline banking's upswing leads FirstMerit to close branches in four statesOhio's Board of Regents is tackling Lake Erie's algae problemCleveland has bought body cameras for all of its police officersCuyahoga Cochanges how it decides if Cleveland kids are chargedFatal South Euclid police shooting ruled justifiedStories with Recent Comments Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bansIf Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. 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