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"Eco-Products 2012," an environmental exhibition, was held at the Tokyo Big Sight from December 13 to 15. The theme for the Panasonic booth at this year's Eco-Products was "Eco and Smart Lifestyles." Please take a look at what the Panasonic booth, which welcomed many visitors over the 3 days of the exhibition, was like.
[ Eco and Smart Lifestyles brought to life by SMARTHEMS ] 0 min 53 sec
SMARTHEMS(TM) is Panasonic's unique home energy management system. AiSEG acts as the central component, which connects various home appliances and facilities together to save energy with ease.
[ Three key features of SMARTHEMS ] 1 min 15 sec
One of the key features of the SMARTHEMS(TM) is that it makes the flow of energy in your home visible, and you can view the status on your VIERA, tablets, smartphones, etc.
The second feature is "automatic control" of the electricity in your home. In the kitchen, if the IH cooking heater is using too much electricity, the output will be adjusted accordingly. In the bathroom, you can add more hot water that has been heated using surplus energy created by the solar power generation system. Panasonic proposed a new lifestyle, whereby the energy inside the entire home is controlled centrally.
Last but not least, the third feature is "create, store, and use." In the future, the system will also incorporate household fuel cells and ELSEEV(R), electric vehicle charging systems.
[ Resources Recycling Corner, SMARTHEMS case examples, and the Environmental Education Corner ] 2 min 53 sec
The Resources Recycling Corner also introduced Panasonic's initiatives to create a recycling society such as a refrigerator created from plastic bottle caps and a washstand made of plant-derived resin.
All the homes in the "PanaHome Smart City Shioashiya" are equipped with SMARTHEMS. The core technology, PURETECH(R), comes with "insulation for the entire home" and a "ventilation system equipped with ECONAVI." PURETECH received this year's Eco-Products Award, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and Tourism Prize.
The Environmental Education Corner invited schools to take part in tours for children. Many children took part and learned quite a great deal about the environment.