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Paul and Kelsey Interviewed on Home Style Green

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What makes a ‘smart home’? Paul Dowsett and his team at Sustainable.To are dedicate to creating affordable, healthy and energy efficient homes, because that’s what Paul believes is ‘the right thing to do’. I think that a pretty good definition for a ‘smart home’. And the best way to achieve it? Keep it simple.

Simple is the New Smart Home

One of the main benefits of keeping things simple, is cost. Sure, you can add stuff (‘smarts’) to make a housing ‘greener’. But solar panels and compost bins can become green bling if you don’t have the fundamentals right.

The Value of Modelling

Kelsey Saunders is a building scientist. She’s a valuable part of the Sustainable.To team because she can model their designs to make sure they’re going to perform well in those key area of health and energy efficiency. If the designers can achieve this with a relatively simple design, then the affordability will start to take care of itself.