If you’re in the market for an energy-efficient home, one of the best places to start is with intelligent home automation. That’s one of the outstanding features of the Ecological House 3.0, a smart bioclimatic prefab home that can be controlled from a smartphone to achieve maximum energy efficiency. Designed by architecture firm NOEM, the fully plugged-in wooden dwelling was completed in just 10 weeks in Castellón, Spain.
The 1,033-square-foot Ecological House 3.0 boasts a modern design with rounded edges to match its innovative, 100% digital design, manufacturing, and home automation. Thanks to the digitization process, NOEM was able to send their designs directly to the cutting machines and complete prefabrication in just eight weeks. The ecologically sensitive house was also designed with passive technologies and makes use of local renewable materials. The home’s energy consumption and production, water consumption, temperature, humidity, and other relevant data can be accessed in real time via smartphone.
From the light switches to the irrigation, the modular dwelling’s systems are all automated, programmable, and hooked up to wireless Internet. The irrigation system, for example, adapts and adjusts depending on updated soil moisture and rain forecast data, and high levels of CO2 will trigger the mechanical ventilation system. The lighting system can be programmed and scheduled, or turn on via GPS or detectors.
The Ecological House 3.0 comprises two wooden modules, the larger of which contains a light-filled living room, dining room, and kitchen space that overlooks a large south-facing porch and awning through a high-performance glass wall. The second module comprises the double bedroom, bathroom, and study. The wooden envelopes are made from solid structural panels of laminated wood and are insulated with 16mm wood fiber panels.