This is a design concept for taking advantage of Green Button energy consumption data, and making it available to consumers in a way that is useful to them and also easy for them to understand. Right now there are a lot of different data sources that are available to consumers, but the problem is that by themselves those data sets are of limited value and there is currently no way to correlate them together.
Green Button data, for instance, is nothing more than electrical power consumption data, kilowatt hours, recorded at various intervals. Most users do not understand what a kilowatt hour is, and they also don’t care. It’s too complicated and just not useful. But this data actually contains a lot of really useful information. Our design solves this problem by combing green button data with several other data sources.