From high-performance building technologies to home automation to the solar arrays that top the units, the Mariposa Meadows project will harness technology to live lightly on the land without sacrificing comfort, durability, or aesthetics.
Green Builder Media
Smart home technology continues to evolve at a meteoric rate, offering new levels of control, independence and peace of mind to homeowners. The sector, expected to hit $59 billion by 2020, is arguably the building industry’s fastest-growing segment.
This webinar explores trends in the smart home products sector, the integration of enabling technologies, the convergence of smart and solar systems, and the way that this newly automated environment is altering the performance of our homes and the way that we interact with them.
Smart technology, from simple to sophisticated, is changing the building industry. Simple ideas, such as this thermostat that reduces heating and cooling costs by learning the habits of its users, will be used to keep Mariposa Meadows highly energy efficient.
The universe of ‘smart’ products that enhance the performance of green energy keeps getting longer. Here are some of the brands leading in this new frontier.
Here are the eco-landmarks we navigate by as we create this sustainable enclave.
|Energy Efficiency Off-the-grid living demands the ultimate in energy-efficient products. Here’s what we picked.|
|Renewables Dependence on petroleum is dead; instead, we use these easy-on-the-environment technologies.|
|Water and Resource Conservation Natural resources are finite. Here are the techniques and products we use to reduce, reuse, and recycle.|
|Indoor Air Quality Healthy buildings mean healthy people. We spec’d products that make the indoors as fresh as the meadow air surrounding us.|
|Smart Technology We harness smart tech that will make life simpler and help us be more sustainable.|
|Durability See which building science practices and green products hold up to the harsh realities of high-altitude living.|
|Resilient Housing Disaster can strike anywhere. Techniques and products can help buffer buildings from these assaults.|
|Multifunctional Living Spaces We designed spaces that morph and accommodate more than one function.|
|Onsite Food Production Fresh food grown on site is the healthiest and most green way to go (not to mention tastiest!) Here are some notes from the high-altitude larder.|
|Indoor/Outdoor Living New products and design conceits blur the lines between shelter and the soul-healing outdoors.|
|Wildlife Protection Wildlife conservation means protecting all plant and animal species and their habitats so nature will be around for future generations to enjoy. Here’s how we address this important concept.|