Collection by Diana Budds

A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home


The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

In the West Village neighborhood of Davis, a college town located 15 miles west of Sacramento, teams at Honda and UC...
UC Davis has been leading the way in net-zero construction and energy research for years.
Adele Chang and Mark Rohling of Pasadena firm Lim Chang Rohling & Associates designed the house, which is three times...
The house uses about half as much energy as a conventional residence in the area.
Sustainable materials feature prominently in the design.
Here, a cabinet runs along the entire back wall of the den, incorporating a Murphy bed with desk, task lighting, and...
The kitchen features polished-concrete floors, a Cambria countertop, and an Energy-Star rated refrigerator from Kitchen...
Earth tone tiles back a Kohler sink at this energy efficient home in Davis, California.
Lighting throughout the house is exclusively solid-state LED and was developed to complement the body’s natural...
In the powder room, the vanity surface is Silestone, the sink is Kohler, and the faucet is Brizo.
Beginning this fall, the house will be occupied by someone from the UC Davis community.
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