Nexus eWater joined Green Builder Media at this year's CES in Las Vegas to demonstrate new smart home technologies. Learn more about the Flex House project by reading the excerpt below or seeing the full article over at Architectural Digest!
Former venture capitalist Sara Gutterman partnered with Ron Jones, an experienced green builder, to form Green Builder Media 12 years ago. The group works on educating the public about sustainable living. A major component of sustainability, of course, is resilience. For Gutterman, a resident of Lake City, Colorado, that means trying to thwart and mitigate fires first and foremost.
Her firm recently brought a prototype of affordable, “smart,” sustainable living to CES 2018: the Flex House. The home utilizes the full array of smart home and yard software and hardware that Gutterman’s company espouses. The Flex House uses net-zero energy, sure, but it also uses the latest water treatment, conservation, and management technologies to help reduce the risk of fire.
“I think there’s a very visceral response” as people have seen their homes threatened by wildfires, drought, and mudslides in recent months, Gutterman says. “Resiliency is a top area of importance.”
So how does the Flex House do it? Well, “smart homes” can mean more than convenience.
Take Rachio, a smart irrigation system. Rachio can test soil’s dryness so that a homeowner knows when to water and when it’s not necessary. Better still, it can do so with gray water from Nexus eWater, a home water system that takes gray water from faucets and sinks and filters and recycles it for later use in your home and garden.
“We really reduced the home’s water use” with Nexus, says Gutterman, “and Rachio was very discerning about how to use it.”
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Josh Fuller, Marketing & Sales
Josh Fuller is a 3-year team member at Nexus eWater and leads Nexus’ inside sales and marketing activities. Josh earned his BA in Communication and Information Sciences in 2009 and his MBA in 2014, both from The University of Alabama.