TreeHugger first covered architect Michelle Kaufmann's Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2008 with a guest post by Brian Jones.
It is a different creature today; the Museum redoes the interior every year. Being in Chicago for green building tradeshow Greenbuild, I visited the museum to see the house for myself (although I will admit that all my life I have wanted to see that captured U-Boat the museum has on display and this was my chance!)
Anne Rashford, Director of Temporary Exhibits, graciously took me on a wonderful private tour.
Michelle Kaufmann is a dear friend from pre-TreeHugger days; we have covered her work extensively.
More on Michelle Kaufmann:
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Image Credit: Lloyd Alter