Monday 7th April 2014
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Honda have built a new 'smarthome' which is to be known as the Honda House.

The future of energy efficient housing can be seen is the new Honda House which has been built at the University of California, West Village Campus in Davis, California.

Honda are leading the way in terms of a house focusing on energy conservation and using intelligent systems to help achieve this. It is claimed that this house can produce more energy than it will consume in a year. Not only can this house produce enough energy to power the home, but will also produce enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily use of the home owner. Lets hear more about this!

The Honda Home Energy Management System (HEMS) allows energy to be stored in lithium ion cells, just like the ones on the car, which enables the energy to be used at night time. This is when most energy is used in the home and most likely when the car would be charged.

This home uses less than half the amount of energy as a similar sized home in the same area. It also uses a third of the water than the average US home.

It is still to be announced who will be staying in the house but both Honda and the University will be using it to study and evaluate how practical and how well this experiment works.

Steve Center of Honda America said this about the Honda House: “With the Honda Smart Home, we’ve developed technologies and design solutions to address two primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions – homes and cars. Ultimately, our goal is to contribute to the public dialogue about addressing CO2 emissions.”

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Watch the video below for an overview of the Honda House:

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