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HOMES OF THE FUTURE BECOME REALITY IN THE NORTHWEST; BUILDING SMART, BUILDING GREEN

 HOMES OF THE FUTURE BECOME REALITY IN THE NORTHWEST;
 BUILDING SMART, BUILDING GREEN
 GIG HARBOR, Wash., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- New technology is hitting the building industry, and before you know it our houses will look and operate entirely differently, the Pacific Bay Construction Inc. said today. In the next decade, consumers will see revolutionary changes in their lifestyles made possible with recent advances in the electronics and material science industries. The house of the future will be safer, more convenient, more comfortable, friendlier to the environment and more responsive to the rapidly changing needs of its inhabitants.
 Two companies in Washington state have joined forces to bring these new ideas to reality in a technology demonstration house program. Anderson Anderson Architects of Seattle and Bay Pacific Construction Inc. of Gig Harbor are currently building a SMART technology house which will showcase new advances in home automation, telecommunications and audio/video technology through the use of the SMART HOUSE wiring and gas distribution system. Other projects in the planning stages focus on new structural systems high-tech low-consumption lighting technology, and composite building products using recycled or reclaimed raw materials.
 "We are very excited about the possibilities for these new technologies. At no other point in our lifetimes have so many new products and services been available to us," said architect Peter Anderson. "The real challenge for architects and builders is the integration of these new possibilities into the homes of the future. The technology is there -- we just have to figure out how to use it."
 The new wiring and gas distribution networks at the core of the SMART HOUSE system promise to revolutionize the way homes operate in the future. SMART homeowners will be able to control all functions of their houses from control panels, wall switches, and portable remote controllers from anywhere in the house, and from any telephone located anywhere in the world. This makes it easily possible to telephone your house before you leave work to have the heat, lights, gas fireplace and music turned on to greet you when you arrive. Homeowners can also reduce energy waste by monitoring and controlling power consumption through the central computer.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Drawings and photos available upon request./
 /CONTACT: Peter Anderson of Bay Pacific Construction, 206-851-8080/ CO: Bay Pacific Construction Inc.; Anderson Anderson Architects ST: Washington IN: SU:


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