21 Mar '12, 9am

Smart Meter, Smart Grid...Smart Toilet?

Smart Meter, Smart Grid...Smart Toilet?

It’s rare that intelligence and toilets are mentioned in the same sentence, unless it’s a joke about the quality of ideas one has while spending time there. But a recent competition for innovative municipal programs recently provided the perfect opportunity to do just that. EfficientGov , a newsletter focused solely on municipal government, bestowed its 2012 “Intelligence” Award on a public bathroom located in the city of Portland, Ore. Patented by the city, the “Portland Loo ” is billed as a cost-effective public restroom that provides maximum function in minimal space, and is being marketed to other cities with public bathrooms that are, well, in the crapper. Let’s face it, public restrooms don’t have the best reputation. Most are austere, poorly lit, and contain an odor that leaves something to be desired. On the flip side, everyone has to go , and it’s only fair that e...

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