On April 22, Earth Day, Green Builder Media’s Vision House exhibit will debut to the public within Innoventions in Epcot at Walt Disney World. This new exhibit intends to “educate and inform visitors on the benefits of green homes and offer sustainable living ideas … to enhance their daily lives.” The exhibit is replacing the “House of Innoventions,” which over the years has largely focused on new technologies, green or otherwise.
“The purpose of the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS is to engender sustainable thinking,” says Green Builder Media CEO Sara Gutterman. “By showcasing advanced green products and demonstrating a wide spectrum of cost-effective, sustainable choices, the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS provides homeowners with real solutions for contemporary green living. We anticipate that each visitor leaves the exhibit with specific ideas that can help them make their homes and lives more resource efficient and environmentally responsible.”
The Vision House experience will include themes of whole-home automation, energy efficiency, onsite renewable power, water conservation, indoor environment quality, security, integrated multi-generational design, and durability.
Specific items that theme park guests will see inside the house will include energy efficient windows and doors from Pella, solar PV modules from Hanwha, hardwood flooring and cabinets from Armstrong World Industries, an electronic vehicle charging station by Siemens, Chevy Volt electric vehicle by GM, high efficiency heating and cooling systems and controls by Trane, whole-home automation system and door hardware by Schlage, water-conserving fixtures, faucets, showerheads, and home standby generators by Kohler, and LED lighting solutions by Sylvania, among other products.