America’s greenest home isn’t short on high-tech goodies. Automation and control provide entertainment, help boost energy efficiency and keep useful technologies hidden.
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Model of Efficiency

A home such as this with so many different systems could not run efficiently without a control system tying them together and providing a common user interface for monitoring and managing them. “What we’ve been striving toward is the Control4 system doing as much as possible when it comes to the control of audio/video, pool and water,” says Gordon van Zuiden, founder of cyberManor. And it had to be nearly invisible. There are no wall controls in any room except for the Control4 six-button keypads, each center-mounted on a cedar plank. Thermostats are located in a closet, further eliminating wall clutter. And everything is controlled from six iPads used throughout the house.

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