is no end to what technology can accomplish, be it the worlds of information
technology, personal mobility or energy management. And when these worlds come
together, the end result is surprising, as has been the case when Sekisui
House, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. came together.
three companies have jointly built a new demonstration test house in Saitama
City, Japan, and have begun verification of the advanced lifestyle with their
information technologies, personal mobility and energy management technologies
designed to realise comprehensive control over supply and demand of energy for
houses, mobility products and community.
to a press release, the new demonstration test house is a fully livable
two-family house designed to further advance technologies in real world that
will support future life by testing new technological challenges such as the
mutual supply of electricity and hot water generated in the two households,
non-contact recharging of an electric vehicle, electric supply from the
vehicles to the home and community, and the creation of the residential space
that enhances the usability of personal mobility products. For example, surplus
electricity by photovoltaic generation in one of the two households can be used
in another household.
to realise a future where people can enjoy a safer, more comfortable, more
convenient and more fun lifestyle, the three companies have been proactive
players in the area of promoting the realisation of a smart community.
a brand vision of "Slow & Smart," Sekisui House has been
promoting various initiatives to utilise advanced technologies for a
comfortable and enjoyable lifestyle. While envisioning popularisation of
"net zero-energy" houses in 2020, Sekisui House has been offering a
smart house, under the brand name of "Green First Zero," which is
equipped with various energy creation and saving technologies optimally
controlled by HEMS (home energy management system).
order to accomplish a stable energy supply and creation of comfortable and
efficient living space, Toshiba has been offering solutions that combine energy
devices, smart home appliances and cloud services. Such solutions have been
provided in a broad range of forms from household appliances for a household to
demonstration for a community which connect houses and the community.
to realise "the joy and freedom of mobility" and "a sustainable
society where people can enjoy life," Honda built two demonstration test
houses in Saitama City in April 2012 and Honda Smart Home US in California
earlier this year, and has been verifying the effectiveness of its energy
management technologies which enable in-house energy production and consumption.
Honda also has been studying the ideal future of personal mobility.