Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Austin’s Green Building Incubator: A Look at the Pecan Street Research Institute

Watch In Austin, Charged up About Smart Power on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

If you’re a Texan interested in green building, smart grids and solar panels, there’s probably no better place to see them in action than the Pecan Street Research Institute in Austin’s Mueller neighborhood.

That neighborhood, just northeast of downtown Austin, is home to hundreds of green-built homes, all tied into a smart grid, with many of them even outfitted with solar panel arrays. It’s become a test ground for some of the most advanced home technologies in America.

In the video above from PBS NewsHour, you can take a look inside the project that’s become a vital incubator for the green building and tech communities. And to learn more about the Mueller development, you can read our earlier story, Green Experiment Takes Root in Austin.


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