Warmboard Radiant Subfloor is currently being featured in the Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by Peoples Gas exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit features a fully-functioning, three-story modular and sustainable "green" home that showcases ways people can make eco-friendly living a part of their lives.
The home, designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs™ and built by All-American Homes™, “celebrates exciting new directions in sustainable living and spectacular, environmentally-friendly technologies,” the museum says. Visitors will be offered guided tours of the 2,500-square-foot home and surrounding grounds, located in a park on the east side of the museum. The exhibit opened May 8, 2008, and runs through Jan. 4, 2009.
SmartHome: Green + Wired features high-performance, energy efficient building systems, one of which is Warmboard Radiant Subfloor. It is used as the heat source on the first and second floors of the building and was selected because of its contributions to both energy efficiency and healthy, clean indoor air quality.
Tony Gasparich, president and COO of Warmboard, said, “It has been a pleasure and honor to be included in this exhibit. There is tremendous potential to educate visitors on sustainable products and building practices available today. I look forward to seeing the efficiency and feeling the comfortable warmth that Warmboard has added to the Smart Home.”
Other sustainable features of the home include:
- Eco-friendly furniture and design materials
- A “green” roof that also includes solar film
- A rain catchment system
- Sustainable vegetable gardens, and
- The latest home technology innovations.