Thursday, August 30, 2007

Eco house of the future is no hippie commune

Using the appliances displayed there, a typical family of four could reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, and knock heating bills down some 60 percent, according to the company.

...But, unlike many other "green" house experiments, the Panasonic prototype doesn't exude a commune ambience (generating heat from yeast fermentation is not part of the plan).

...Kazuhiro Tsuga, an executive officer at Matsushita who oversees networking, recently indicated that the company may try to enter the U.S. appliance market (the company already sells appliances in other regions of the world).

...The eco house also dovetails with the company's strategy to promote the digital home, where consumers would read newspapers, watch movies and monitor security cameras through ubiquitous flat screens.

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