Green Living

January 31, 2008
Duke's Home Depot Smart Home

Duke's Home Depot Smart Home. Megan Morr

Ten students were slated to move into Duke's Home Depot Smart Home in January. The 6,000-square-foot house, a showcase of green design and a living laboratory, took four years to plan, design, and construct. Among the many features designed by students are a green roof made up of living plants, two solar-power systems, rainwater collection systems, voice-recognition programs that allow students to communicate with the various systems, and wet and dry labs for future student projects.