CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) -  The Museum of Science and Industry exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired is an entirely functional "green" home focused on energy efficiency and a healthy-living environment. The exhibit features six Bosch appliances, recognizing Bosch home appliances' commitment to energy and water conservation.

Bosch is the only US appliance manufacturer with entire product lines of ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers, washers and refrigeration. Bosch appliances featured in the Smart Home include:

  • 800 Plus Dishwasher: The 800 Plus uses as little as two gallons of water per cycle, 70 percent less than the average dishwasher, and operates on only 180 kWh/y of energy, an industry best.
  • 800 Series Induction Cooktop: AutoChef sensor technology measures the temperature from the bottom of the pan and applies only the perfect amount of energy for precise cooking results, every time, and without waste of energy.
  • 500 Series Wall Oven: Genuine European Convection® allows for the cooking of an entire meal at once, without transfer of flavors or aromas. Clean-up is easy with EcoClean, a two-hour self cleaning function -- from start to finish -- that saves time and consumes less energy.
  • Integra Refrigerator: Built-in Integra refrigerators feature Eco Mode to save energy during everyday use, while Vacation Mode conserves energy when away for a prolonged period.
  • Axxis Laundry: 24" compact and stackable, Axxis laundry is perfect for high rises or homes looking to save on space, energy and water. 

About the Smart Home
The Museum of Science and Industry exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired allows guests to tour a real, functioning three-story, modular and sustainable "green" home -- built right in the Museum's backyard -- that also highlights unique eco-friendly technologies for the 21st century.

The exhibit home, with a fresh interior for 2010 courtesy of the Smart Home's media partner Midwest Living, celebrates the lifestyle of an eco-conscious empty nester couple, and features soft, organic colors and textures. Within the home, guests view the latest innovations in reusable resources; smart energy consumption; eco-friendly landscaping; and clean, healthy-living environments.

Smart Home: Green + Wired is a must-see exhibit for anyone who wants their home, and life, to be smarter, more efficient and more in tune with the environment than it is today. The exhibit runs through Jan. 9, 2011. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit Smart Home: Green + Wired is proudly sponsored by ComEd and Dominick's, with media partner Midwest Living.

About Bosch
Bosch Home Appliances is part of BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Known worldwide for raising standards in appliance efficiency and quietness, Bosch is the only US appliance manufacturer with entire product lines of ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers, washers and refrigeration. In fact, Bosch has earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Appliances two years in a row. With US headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, the company operates an appliance park in New Bern, North Carolina comprised of state-of-the-art factories for washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops. AutoChef™, Genuine European Convection®, EcoClean™ are all trademarks of BSH Home Appliances Corporation; all rights reserved. 

For more information, visit or call 800.921.9622 to request a catalog. Connect with Bosch on Twitter at @BoschAppliances or become a fan at

About Midwest Living
Midwest Living magazine (, published by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) is a regional publication that celebrates the richness of life in the Midwest. Founded in 1987, the magazine is dedicated to providing its readers with a wealth of region-specific information and inspiration, focusing on travel and events, food and dining, and home and garden, as well as other editorial content categories. Midwest Living magazine, which reaches nearly 4 million readers, is published bi-monthly and has a base rate of 950,000.

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