Live Sustainably this Fall: Apply to be the Next Occupant of the UC Davis Honda Smart Home

The Honda Smart Home—a unique home showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation—is soliciting applications for new occupants. This rare opportunity is open to UC Davis faculty, staff or graduate students for 2017-2018. The home is located in UC Davis West Village and is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. A Honda-developed home energy management system and an energy efficient design will allow the occupants to use less than half of the energy of a similarly sized new home in the Davis area for heating, cooling and lighting. The home is also three times more water-efficient than a typical U.S. home. Honda Smart Home will serve as a residence for a member of the UC Davis community. The fully-furnished home comes equipped with a Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicle for daily transportation.