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Energy Waste ('Crash') Report: Generating Key Behavioral Data

While human behavior undoubtedly drives building energy waste, this problem is rarely quantified -- and often ignored. Similar to 'crash reports' that help fix software bugs, an app must be developed to generate vital behavioral and operational info during periods of anomalous energy use. This will create a compelling and urgent rationale for occupants and facility managers to disclose details about behavior, ease the ...more »

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Green ROI

While I have been a renewable advocate for a very long time, a problem I have had is with Return-On-Investment (ROI) for a system. A few years back I attended a seminar presented by a potential solar system installer who admitted that if you take into account the cost of money, their systems would never pay for themselves. However, today things have changed. In recent years the cost of solar systems have gone down, ...more »

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A Need To Localize - "Killer Idea"

Killer Idea: A Need To Localize 14 Million people speaking 311 languages. Meet the United States. The land of opportunity. But when the power goes out, are utilities embracing opportunity? It's been the challenge since Edison fired up the first generator. How do we connect to all those customers. It's time to embrace change. Leverage mobile tools, code localisation and connect to those customers and languages we've ...more »

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Crowdsourcing Smart Meter Analytics

Some people create solutions that are looking for a problem. Others have hidden opportunities in need of a solution. This killer idea is to have an open source framework, based on Excel pivot tables and charts, where people would be able to post problems they have identified and solved using Smart Meter data. The contributor would upload a complete solution, including data, that a user could examine and modify to utilize ...more »

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Building Efficiency Network (BEN) - Social Media Site for Bldgs

BEN's goals are to harness technology and human psychology to influence people’s behavior towards implementing building efficiency. BEN would provide a means to quickly distribute information about programs, incentives, features, practices, etc., by combining analytics and tools that are already available. In return, BEN would allow for mass crowd-sourcing of energy building data. BEN would be a social networking service ...more »

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Household Sustainability Actionable Report

Unlike many businesses that have metrics regarding sustainability households do not have a way to determine the best way to become more sustainable. Using location data for air quality, cost of gas, electricity a household sustainability report is generated to inform household how to make the biggest impact for sustainability. For example, if a household is in a city where air quality is an issue, the sustainability ...more »

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Gasoline and diesel price app

This app would show the price of the gasoline or diesel, depending on the region of the United States the user is. The location may be set up manually of by use of the GPS. It may also be shown the map of the US with the different prices on the market for each State. If the person is going to travel, the app could show the best route based on factors such as time of travell or distance, price of gasoline or diesel and ...more »

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EnergyFact Label

We propose "EnergyFacts" as a killer idea to solve the real world problem of knowing the energy facts of products. Consumers and businesses want and need more information about the consumption, responsibility and sustainability of the products that they purchase and the companies that make them. This information should be freely and easily available to everyone. When you pick up an item at the store you should know how ...more »

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Oroeco - Earn rewards for living your values!

In our globalized world we are increasingly removed from the production systems that create the products and services we use everyday. Each dollar we spend and invest has social and environmental impacts linked to global supply chains we depend upon, we just can’t easily see these impacts, compare choices and add everything up. We’re voting with our wallets every day, but we don’t really know what we’re voting for and ...more »

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Climate Resilient Grid for Renewable Energy Trading Platform

Problem: A 95% confidence level for man-made anthropogenic emissions as the cause of climate change (global warming) necessitates a transition from a fossil-fuel based paradigm of energy, to a paradigm of conditionally infinite resources of energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, among others. This necessity is justified by (1) the ‘cost’ of severe-weather related damage on infrastructure and; (2) the potential ...more »

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"Smart Me Energy App" -

Every day, many families in the United States look for ways to streamline their energy consumption. They struggle to find good information to make the best decisions. The “Smart-Me Energy” is an app designed to combine 3 things: green button data, product energy utilization information, & educate/inform about energy alternatives. The goal is to provide people with specific energy consumption information, lead them ...more »

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Commercial Building Weekly Energy Burn App

The current suite of on-demand energy management tools available for small and medium businesses (<100,000 sq. ft.) tend to be either too simplistic and/or generic to be actionable or too complex to be cost-effective and scalable. These tools also do not leverage modern mobile technology. There are a growing number of mobile apps that leverage key insights from behavioral economics to influence action. These apps successfully ...more »

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