Sustainable and high-tech, Honda Smart Home US will be a showcase for environmental innovation, demonstrating Honda's vision for zero-carbon living and personal mobility. A vision of a lifestyle of renewable energy for home and transportation, HSH will feature new technologies to greatly reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual households, including the use of solar power to charge a Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicle.
Located on the campus of the University of California, Davis, HSH will use less than half the energy for heating, cooling and lighting than a similarly sized home in the area. In fact, HSH is designed to produce more energy than it consumes, while allowing its residents to remotely monitor and adjust all aspects of energy use in real time.
For the better part of three decades, we have been working to advance our environmental technology—not just for our vehicles, but also the energy production and distribution systems that are just as important for the long term. With a low CO2 footprint, state-of-the-art energy management and the direct photovoltaic (PV)-to-car charging system, HSH is a working example of this research.
Be sure to check back as the construction progresses to see videos of the construction process and to learn more about the various technologies used in the home.
Click here to view a slideshow of the Honda Smart Home US.