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Company Pays You To Live Rent Free In Smart House

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the robot-maid dept.

Power 8

An anonymous reader writes "Save the planet by blogging. EnergyAustralia and Sydney Water have opened a tender for a family to live rent-free for a year in an energy-efficient house to be built in a 'smart village' in Sydney's west. Smart Village houses are equipped with in-house displays driven by home-area networks connected to the utility's smart grid that has sensors at sub-stations and elsewhere on the network to manage power use. 'The home will provide a real-life laboratory, integrated with the intelligent electricity grid, for testing products that will help minimize energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions,' EnergyAustralia said."

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get a tv show commissioned. (2, Interesting)

suzieque (1740694) | more than 4 years ago | (#31090912)

What a great idea! they should get this commissioned as a tv show, diy and home improvements succeeded and grew over the past 10 years because of the exposure, come on green guys, get onto the tv stations, what a great way to move the countries forward towards green.

Count me in! (1)

bguiz (1627491) | more than 4 years ago | (#31097616)

Talk about futuristic. I'd actually pay to live in a house like this - I am assuming that they have done their homework and things more or less already work, since they're giving it media attention and all.

If only this was near where I live.

Home Area Network? (2, Funny)

yttrstein (891553) | more than 4 years ago | (#31101290)

HAN? Are you freaking kidding me? I've been in what eventually became the "IT" field for twenty five years, and if I see one more goddamn contrived acronym, I'm quitting and raising sheep. I mean it.

In Soviet Russia ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31106748)

house rents you!

Disney House of the Future (1)

geek2k5 (882748) | more than 4 years ago | (#31113942)

For some reason this looks a lot like the House of the Future from Disneyland in the 1960's.

Credits on image (1)

geek2k5 (882748) | more than 4 years ago | (#31113986)

The image credits even refer to Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Re:Credits on image (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31123002)

That's only because it is a picture of the House of the Future that used to be in Disneyland. Take a look at Yesterland.com and find what will essentially be the same pic.

http://yesterland.com/futurehouse.html [yesterland.com]

if you'd like to see more of these. (1)

gandhi_2 (1108023) | more than 4 years ago | (#31132064)

try here [unhappyhipsters.com]

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