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Through a partnership between National Grid, Stony Brook and BNL we have the capability to build and test experimental houses where heating and cooling is generated using experimental designs for boilers and heat exchange units, while electricity is derived from thermal and other alternative sources. Wireless sensors are used to provide information regarding the distribution and use of energy and the data is fed into multi variable unit operation simulators which can model energy flux and dissipation. Through investigation of the entire unit and optimization of the system as a whole, rather than the individual components, we can demonstrate that more than 200% in energy savings can be obtained. With the combination of advanced materials technology, computational models, wireless sensors and conventional engineering protocols, we hope to design the homes of tomorrow which will be 100% efficient in their use of energy.