Durham, North Carolina
6,000 GSF, 557 M2
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Platinum
High-Performance Building -- Beyond Green, 2008 High-Performance Building Awards
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As innovative in technology as it is in appearance, this 10-person, live-in research laboratory is the centerpiece of the Pratt School of Engineering Smart Home program. It serves as a showcase of energy-efficient, healthy green building, with more than 450 students from diverse academic disciplines taking advantage of the novel facility for hands-on experience and research into emerging ideas about “smart living.”
In our role as managing architect, SmithGroupJJR oversaw construction of the home for the design firm, Frank Harmon Architect, and the sponsor Home Depot. Working together, the university and project team unveiled the first-ever student residence hall rated LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Students selected to live in the house are encouraged to experiment with a variety of eco-friendly and high-tech elements. As a living laboratory and learning experience, the occupants learn the benefits and consequences of using these forward-looking systems, including components that are not yet commercially available.
Duke University Smart Home Program
Learn more about this research-based approach to smart living.
How does the Smart Home work?
Interested in how the Smart Home works? Check out this article.
The Live-In Laboratory
Duke University talks about the vision for the Smart Home in this video.