The Honda Smart Home at UC Davis: A Showcase of Environmental Innovation
Webinar June 11, 2020
In this webinar, Michael will provide a virtual tour and introduction to the Honda Smart Home, which showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. After his short presentation, there will be Q&A time.
The Honda Smart Home in UC Davis West Village 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 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. In addition to showcasing Honda’s vision for sustainable, zero-carbon living and personal mobility, the home also functions as a living laboratory where the company, along with researchers from UC Davis and Pacific Gas and Electric Co., evaluate new technologies and business opportunities at the intersection of housing, transportation, energy and the environment.
Michael Koenig, Project Leader, Honda Smart Home