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SmartHome is model for Near West Theatre's new building

05/06/13 | Scott Suttell, Crain's Cleveland Business

...Near West Theatre's planned $6.8 million home -- set to begin construction this summer -- boasts a super-insulated "passive building" design that will keep the audience comfortable while curtailing energy consumption...

Some of those elements might sound familiar to anyone who in 2011 visited the PNC SmartHome Cleveland on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. That display home sought to showcase energy-saving architecture and design strategies, and many of those technologies are worked into the design of the theatre...

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