From laptops that are less than an inch thick to robots assisting in surgeries, the advancement in technical knowledge in recent years has become more of a constant presence in our lives. This technology may also be incorporated into the design of our homes in order to automate their basic functions and decrease the dependence on the energy grid. The technologies will come together and work in unison to create a “smart ” home. This smart home could produce, manage, and use energy with extreme efficiency – not only for the advantage of the environment, but also for the homeowner’s budget
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