‘Eco-Tech House’ promotes green gadgets and appliances



AP Television
London – 4 May 2013
1. Zoom out of “Eco-Tech House” demonstrator James Brown on security camera screen using iPad home automation system
2. Various of Brown using iPad to control lights in house
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Brown, “Eco-Tech House” demonstrator and Director of The Cinema Company:
“This product essentially can take control of the entire home. It will take control of your lighting, heating, all of your audio and visual equipment, security. It also allows timed events, things like sprinklers.”
4. Wide of Brown controlling security CCTV on iPad
5. Close-up of CCTV images on iPad
6. Mid of Brown on screen showing different CCTV camera images
7. Tilt down of visitors entering “Eco-Tech House”
8. Wide pan across bathroom in “Echo-Tech House”
9. Various of 3D demonstration model of CINTEP recycling shower
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nigel Bowthorpe, Director, CINTEP UK Recycling Showers:
“It saves 70 percent water and energy, basically by recycling a lot of the water and cutting down the flow rate required to give you the same performance that you would have with an ordinary shower.”
11. Wide of shower
12. Various of visitors looking at shower
13. Wide pan of kitchen
14. Tilt up of Electrolux “honeycomb” fridge
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlotte Bonehill, Organiser, “Eco Tech House:”
“This fridge actually has a honeycomb structure and when you put your items in it, only the kind of items that are in there will be cooled. So you’re not using extra electricity, you know, cooling a whole fridge just for four or five items. But still keeping those fresh and also it keeps them visible, so you’re not forgetting things being pushed to the back of the fridge.”
16. Various of Brown demonstrating use of fridge
17. Various Brown demonstrating prototype Electrolux hand-sensor coffee maker
18. Close-up of Brown placing hand on coffee maker sensor
19. Close-up of coffee maker screen
20. Close-up of screen reading: (English) “Your Coffee concentration is 70%”
21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Eleanor Wilde, Hampshire, England:
“I like, yeah, the coffee maker. You put your hand on it, so it’s specific to what you want and what you like and you programme it. So they use like much less energy and much less water because they just heat up the tiny, tiny amount of water that you need for your little cup.”
22. Close-up of Bonehill plugging in mini computer
23. Tilt down of computer desk and mini computer
LEADIN:
Some of the world’s most cutting-edge green technology has gone on a show at a special “eco home” in London.
The idea behind the exhibit, at the “Grand Designs Live” event, is to show people how the latest innovations can help cut energy bills.
STORYLINE:
On the surface, you would not think the “Echo-Tech House” was environmentally friendly – with lots of electrical gadgets and gizmos filling the rooms.
But this is what organisers say is the sustainable property of the future.
Among the items on display is a home automation system, which can be operated using a touch screen inside a room or remotely via a tablet, mobile phone or a Wi-Fi connection.
Those promoting it say it can help cut bills by controlling energy use.
“This product essentially can take control of the entire home. It will take control of your lighting, heating, all of your audio and visual equipment, security. It also allows timed events, things like sprinklers,” says demonstrator James Brown, who is also Director of The Cinema Company.
Also on display is a shower which promises to cut energy and water and energy usage by using a recirculation system which automatically cleans, filters and pasteurises water.
Users place products into holes in a “honeycomb” type structure.

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