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// Articles
guardian-smart-home
Smart homes: the facts and figures - Guardian
August 2012

Heating can make up 60% of your total energy bill. A large proportion of this energy is likely to be wasteddueto incorrect control settings
futurist From Smart House to Networked Home - World Future Society
By Chris Carbone and Kristin Nauth - August 2012

"This will open up myriad opportunities for new home products and the potential for exciting collaborations across previously unrelated industries—from consumer electronics and computing to home furnishing, décor, and home improvement. As the Technology Trajectories are realized, tomorrow’s families could be far more connected with each other and with their communities than ever before. And when you call home, your home will answer.


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automated-home Automated Home

On the web since 1996, Automated Home has been the centre of the Smart Home community for over a sixteen years.


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// History
1913: First refrigerator for home use invented by Fred W. Wolf of Fort Wayne, Texas

1923: Le Corbusier writes "A house is a machine for living in" in Toward An Architecture

1935: First home clothes dryer 
house-of-future 1957: Monsanto House of the Future

From 1957 to 1967 millions of visitors toured the Monsanto House, features include its intercom and climate control system, microwave, and ultrasonic dishwasher and of course plastic everywhere.
jim 1966: Jim Sutherland, an engineer with the Westinghouse Corporation, created the machine known as the "Electronic Computing Home Operator," or ECHO IV

"Jim will experiment with the computer as a temperature-controlling device for the home. After interrogating weather instruments on the outside of the house, the computer will be programmed to compensate for weather changes and make automatic temperature and humidity adjustments on the inside."
1999-film 1967: The Philco-Ford Corporation released a short film titled 1999 A.D looking at the home of the future.

- Video: Walter Cronkite in the Living Room of 2001 (1967) 
neimen-marcusCredit: Neiman Marcus 1969: The Kitchen Computer was featured in the 1969 Neiman Marcus catalog as a $10,600 tool for housewives to store and retrieve recipes. With the tagline "If she can only cook as well as Honeywell can compute."  
bt 1969: BT Research created a film looking at the future of communications at home and at work including a wood-cladded display that is capable of transmitting and receiving documents via a UV light and photo sensitive paper. 
1975: X10 Project was created by Pico Electronics of Glenrothes, Scotland
1984: The term "smart home" was coined by the American Association of Home Builders