Honda Smart Home Zero Net Energy Demonstration Evaluation

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Building Controls
Building Envelope
Demand Response
Design Tools
Distributive Generation
Energy Conservation
Heat Recovery
Hot Water, Residential
HVAC, Residential
Integrated Design Process
Lighting, Residential
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
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The Honda Smart Home is a fully functional zero net energy (ZNE) home located in Davis, California, containing many advanced design elements. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) partnered with Honda to monitor the performance and grid integration of the Honda Smart Home. PG&E also organized an event on May 1, 2014 in order to showcase the Honda Smart Home to the building community as a ZNE demonstration. PG&E contracted TRC to evaluate the achievement of the following goals through the Honda Smart Home demonstration:

  • Demonstrate that ZNE homes are feasible
  • Measure the impact of specific technologies and systems
  • Increase attendees’ ZNE knowledge
  • Influence builders’ future practices to include ZNE strategies

This report presents the results of this evaluation, and TRC's suggestions for future demonstrations.

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