CLEVELAND - It's the future of energy-efficient living. Built without a furnace, SmartHome Cleveland is being moved, literally, through University Circle to its permanent site on Wade Park Avenue.
SmartHome Cleveland is 90 percent more energy-efficient than a typical home. It has no furnace and is made with new materials and cellulose insulation to meet the most rigorous energy standards.
On Monday morning, a truck loaded the home behind it and began the one mile haul down the street, at a rate of speed between three and four miles per hour.
As the home nears its relocation site, utility crews move and modify electrical, cable, telephone and fiber optic wires. The traffic light at E. 115th Street and Wade Park Avenue has also been moved to accommodate. Parking along the route was closed until the move was completed. Some trees were even trimmed along the route to make way for the structure.
SmartHome Cleveland was built in June on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for public tours. It was purposefully designed without a foundation and is on the market as a residential property in Cleveland.
If you're interested in buying the two-story, 2,500 square foot, three bedroom, 2.5 bath SmartHome, it could be yours for $329,000.
"We're excited about the opportunity to bring the leading ideas of building science to northeast Ohio," said Dr. Evalyn Gates, the Museum's executive director and CEO.