Honda constructing an energy efficient smart home in the USA

by Sayan Chakravarty

Energy efficient technology is something that is being pursued assiduously by the major brands across the world for a greener future. Honda, along with other research and similar attempts, is showcasing its commitment towards the cause by building a “Honda Smart Home” concept at the University of California, Davis, USA. The first “Zero Net Emission” home is equipped with the latest technology to reduce the amount of energy needed by half. It’s installed with high-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and Lighting System designed by UC Davis and amazingly uses solar power to charge a Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle), now how cools is that!

Honda claims that by using its renewable power source, the smart home will produce more power than it will consume. The construction started on 23 April and Honda plans to complete the project by the end of 2013. “With Honda Smart Home US we will showcase our vision for a lifestyle that produces zero CO2 and that could even save consumers money,” said Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

[Via – PopSop]

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