As a living, breathing laboratory venue for Digitized.House Magazine, our lab home will open its green doors for an exclusive tour on October 15, which will be hosted by our colleagues at Green For A Reason. Located in the village of Driftwood, Texas—just outside of metropolitan Austin—this hilltop smart home embraces healthy living practices while achieving near-zero-energy independence, a zero-water footprint, and end-to-end sustainability. You can register here for the event.
We are jazzed about partnering with Green For A Reason for this exclusive event, and attendees will get an opportunity to meet the company’s founder, Catherine O’Toole—a tireless advocate for the green building movement. Green For A Reason was formed to empower homeowners to more easily locate environmentally-safe, sustainable products for their dwellings and to connect them with experienced green professionals and resources dedicated to building healthful, less-toxic homes.
You will also get a chance to converse with Tom Kolnowski from Digitized.House Magazine, the publication’s chief content officer and founder. Kolnowski collaborated with the Austin-based architectural firm Danze & Davis Architects and green builder Native to design and build this green-certified, award-winning smart home. Among its accolades are a 5-star rating from the Austin Energy Green Building Program (AEGB), the recipient of the Fine Homebuilding Magazine HOUSES 2015 Energy-Smart Home of the Year Award, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA) MAX Award for Best Green Home in 2015.
Attendees are certain to walk away with a deeper understanding of green, high-performance architecture and healthy building practices, by virtue of guided interior tours by Kolnowski and discussions with O’Toole. Kolnowski will also offer his guidance and insights on relevant smart-home technologies, including Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, Nest Labs, Amazon Echo, and more.
And for those interested in doing more walking, a self-guided tour around the exterior of home will be available, where the rainwater harvesting and filtration system, the solar photovoltaic system, the fully-xeriscaped landscape, and other green features will be accessible.
We look forward to meeting you. But be sure to reserve your free tickets in advance.
About Digitized.House Magazine
Digitized.House Magazine is the all-digital, original-content source for engaged homeowners, exploring the convergence of the smart house, the sustainable house, and the zero energy house. Our raison d’être is guiding you along the winding road toward making your dwelling a smart, sustainable, digitally-safe, energy-efficient, and healthy place to live.
Our editors and contributors are producing streams of fresh content across the categories of smart-home tech and automation, end-to-end sustainability, high-performance and zero-energy home ownership, digital home-front security, the Internet of Things (IoT) as it relates to homes, vehicle energy efficiency, and much more.