This Old House Teaches U.P. Residents, and an Appliance Manufacturer, New Tricks

This Old House Teaches U.P. Residents, and an Appliance Manufacturer, New Tricks

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The five tenants living in Michigan Tech’s Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) recently welcomed 30 additional residents and $13,000 in Whirlpool appliances. http://bit.ly/2HWgsz5
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:25am

Thirty might sound like a crowd, but the newest inhabitants at the 5,000-square-foot home are a school of goldfish that fertilize the aquaponics garden in the basement of the former University presidential residence. While fish can’t do laundry or cook meals, the human tenants of the six-bedroom, six-bathroom, three-story house at 21680 Woodland Road are putting the new appliances to good use — and tracking data to help Whirlpool with research and development for appliances of the future.

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