What looks like a typical college dorm is actuallya living laboratory for students at United Methodist-affiliated Duke University. Kelvin Gu gives tours. He says visitors to the 6,000square foot Duke smart home Hi I’m Betty Ingham and I’m speaking on behalf of Expert Village you can get curio cabinets that are new … come to see the basement. and the rainwater filters through the soilon the green roofs. And pretty much all year round we can take care of all ourtoilet and washer needs with just rainwater. The house has green features you would expect,like solar electric and water heating and energy efficient construction. It’s also on the cutting edge of new technology.
Today I’m going to show you how to replace the battery in your iPhone 6s Plus. It’s not too comp… The typical light will need a high voltage wire to run to it. Because LEDs are so efficient, the amount of electricity comingthrough a cable that powers your internet is enough to light your house. We have that capacity here so that when that technology is mature we can take advantage of it. Also we have great internet speed. The exposed ductwork and encased wiring systems aredesigned to encourage engineering – minded students to tinker. Experiments range from serious to silly.
We can get temps up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. My roommate over the summer, he wanted to cook Ramen noodlesand he just opened the tap in our bathroom. I mean it wasn’t totally boiled but we basically cookedRamen noodles with the water. The house has ten full-time residents but about 50students and faculty have taken an interest in projects here. Esther Granville stops by to do some weeding in her smart house garden plot. I am a clinical research dietician atDuke University and I just come and work in the garden to try togrow some of my own vegetables. The technology you see here may graduallybe coming to your home.
People will be installing solar panelson their houses as a matter of habit. I think the same way television sets got introduced intopeople’s homes, there will be new utilities that will beintroduced into people’s homes.