LG showcases a self-sufficient smart home in Spain


LG Spain constructed a self-sufficient smart home in Madrid. LG Hanok ThinQ & Passivhaus is based on the well-known architectural style of traditional Korean homes. Hanok combined with ThinQ is the coming together of the traditional and the new. Passivhaus, also Passive House, is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a structure that maintains ideal interior conditions while using 70-90 percent less energy compared to a conventional building. The efficient LG products inside are all powered with energy collected by solar panels integrated into the house. Among other things, the solar panels supply enough energy to charge an electric vehicle and operate LG’s Therma V Air to Water Heat Pump System. Any surplus energy collected is stored in connected batteries for later use. “In addition to eco-friendly appliances, there is another factor that can help achieve a more efficient home: connectivity – the company explains -. Utilizing LG ThinQ, LG Hanok shows how enhanced connectivity can optimize energy usage throughout the house. LG’s advanced technology tracks the energy consumption of each organically-connected device – TV, monitors, washing machine, smart speaker and refrigerator – in real-time and automatically supplies the ideal amount of electricity, conserving power and the planet’s resources. With ThinQ, users also have the convenience of voice control via the Google Assistant, enabling them to control the lights, oven, blinds and more with simple voice commands”. The LG Hanok also has a garden with over 50 plant species that will absorb more and more carbon dioxide as they grow. LG encourages all visitors to plant a tree, and expects the total number of plants in the garden to surpass 1,000 within the next few months.