- Be attractive and easy to live in
- Maintain comfortable and healthy indoor environmental conditions
- Feature appealing and adequate lighting
- Supply energy to household appliances for cooking and cleaning
- Power home electronics
- Provide hot water
- Balance energy production and consumption.
Universities around the country, and a couple from Europe and Canada, participate. Houses are open to the public on Oct. 9-13 and Oct. 15-18. Go check it out.