Honda Rearview Report: July 19 - July 25, 2014

"When construction of Honda Smart Home US was completed this spring, we opened its doors to the public – to share a peek into a new concept for zero net energy living and transportation. Recently, we opened more than that.

We have actually open sourced all of the architectural and mechanical plans so that anyone could visit and use the plans as a tool for their own project.

The house creates enough electricity and is designed to be efficient enough to be zero net grid electricity for itself as well as a years worth of driving an electric car like the Fit EV! That means it produces enough electricity to have no net demand from the grid over a 12-month period! And thousands of visitors have visited its location on the University of California, Davis campus to see for themselves.

This is exactly what we hoped would happen as a result of Honda Smart Home US, not only that Honda would be able to showcase the development of highly efficient technologies, but that the home would spark enough interest that we could make an impact and provide greater value to society."

Steven Center
Vice President, Environmental Business Development Office
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


Leave your comment:
Our Perspective Commenting Policy Overview

The Our Perspective comments section is open exclusively to members of the editorial news media that have registered and received approval to download materials from All comments and questions are subject to review prior to posting. Submissions must be relevant to the topic and free from inappropriate language. While we welcome constructive comments of all types, remarks that defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging content will not be allowed. More information about our commenting policy is available here.

Please also note that by submitting your content, your are giving Honda permission to post it and certifying that all use of the content by Honda will not violate the rights of any third party (i.e., copyright).