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NestThe internet is abuzz with a smart home backlash, spearheaded by Lloyd Alter of Treehugger, who made a splash when he recently wrote in the Guardian that a smart thermostat would be “bored stupid” in a Passive House.

So is it true that a smart home “throws technology and electricity at a problem that is better solved by design?”

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For a while, I have suspected that the thermal efficiency requirements for Code 6 would almost certainly require MVHR. But I was always dimly aware that I hadn’t actually done the numbers and so couldn’t be sure. Now I am: no MVHR means no Code 6.

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