The Duke Smart Home Program offers a research and educational program that emphasizes energy efficient, sustainable and smarter living.

The program operates and manages The Home Depot Smart Home as an evolving resource, and supports the student-run Smart Home Club.

Key Elements


The Home Depot Smart Home is a living laboratory—focused on sustainable living and technology integration.

Student Research

Student-led research moves projects—whether for-credit or non-credit, student or faculty-generated—through the design process to the install-ready stage.

Smart Home Club

The club engages students from across Duke to conceive, build and deploy technology-based solutions. More about the club:

Go to dukesmarthome.org

Smart Home Residents

Smart home residents actively experience living in a technology-rich environment, and serve as ambassadors of sustainable, green living.