Honda Builds a Smart Home

Honda is a giant automotive world. Honda is also a giant in the world of environmental innovation.

And now Honda is bringing that home. Literally.

Honda will develop a “Smart Home” with UC Davis to showcase how a home can be completely self-sustaining and emit zer0-carbons.

“As an academic leader in sustainability research, UC Davis is proud to be the site of this innovative research home, which will take us to the next level of energy research and deployment,” the university said.

In fact, this Honda Smart Home is expected to produce more energy than it uses.

“The Honda Smart Home will also give its occupants comprehensive control over all home systems, allowing residents to remotely and continually monitor and adjust all aspects of energy use in real time.
Among the many technologies that will be applied to the Honda Smart Home US are a solar-power system, a Honda energy-management system, high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, and a lighting system designed by US Davis, and direct solar PV-to-vehicle charging.”

Check out the complete article here.

So what do you think? Do would you live in a Honda Smart Home? Do you think California will reach its goal of”of requiring all new residential construction to be “zero net energy” by 2020?” Do you think that’s a good idea?

 

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