Honda Smart Home Welcomes New Residents

Honda Smart Home recently welcomed new residents for the next year. The new residents, Aline, Danilo and Mariana, all three UC Davis graduate students, are excited to experience all that the Honda Smart Home has to offer.

UC Davis also hosted a group of scientific journalists for a tour of the home this week. ​The students will live in the Honda-designed home and drive the Honda Fit EV, all with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions.

The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, 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 home’s occupant 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.

Check out the video to learn more about the residents and their expectations for transitioning to a zero-carbon lifestyle.

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