Photo: JB Spector, Museum of Science and Industry
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The Smart Home's kitchen features Energy Star appliances, and the countertops are made of cement and recycled glass from red stoplights. A small, red microwave on the countertop is compact and energy efficient, and the wood cabinets are sustainable. "The kitchen cabinets are all FSC [Forest Stewardship Council]-certified wood, so we know where the wood came from—it came from a [sustainably] managed forest," Rashford says.