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GreenWorld app

My idea is to create an app/game similar to Minecraft, but instead of having unlimited resources, players would only have access to the natural resources that actually exist in the US. Resources could be obtained (Mined) by first researching the maps and tables available through energy.gov, locating promising resources, second, securing the rights to mine, either by purchasing directly from the private land owner or ...more »

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TROT - Truck Routing Optimization Tool

At any given moment in the US, significant numbers of heavy freight trucks (e.g. "18-wheelers", Class 8) are operated over long distances with less-than-full or even empty payloads. This deadheading results from suboptimal coordination between drivers, trucking companies, and customers with freight requirements. Based on fuel costs alone, the economic potential of optimizing annual truck journeys by even 1% is ~$1.1B/yr ...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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Adding intelligence to the last 1000' of power distribution

It is said that “Information is Power”. Automation systems gain their efficiency using sensor data paired with external data to direct where energy should be routed. The goal is maintaining occupant comfort, safety, and convenience. Doubling efficiency is the same as producing twice the energy, without the life-cycle cost of producing more generation. Changes in the way energy is produced have combined with a major ...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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Efficiency Wars

Compete for the highest efficiency score using Green Button data on your phone! Neighbor versus neighbor to nation versus nation. This can be built as a game feature within a single energy-monitoring application. Anonymize each player by zip code, and compete with fellow users on percentage change from energy usage baseline. Multiple exponential moving averages are used to weight the scoring for long term changes in ...more »

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Solar Generation Feedforward to Peaking Generating Plants

This new app addresses the problem associated with the "as-available" nature of solar energy. Since solar generation appears to utilities as "lack of load" rather than generation, utilities struggle to coordinate their generating resources with the variable output of distributed solar (PV). This can have a destabilizing effect on the grid in terms of voltage and frequency. This new app uses three sources of data; two ...more »

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The Consumer Consumption & Carbon Commitment Consortium

[The Consumer-Consumption & Carbon-Commitment Consortium]: - The first Social, carbon-offset company, driving human behavioral changes through financial rewards and social recognition. Consumers (we) take a commitment to reduce our energy consumption and carbon-footprint. We are financially rewarded for achievements, and penalized for overage. All it takes to win is a little bit of conscious effort! Areas monitored ...more »

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Air Conditioning causes Diabetes and Global Debt

Air conditioning (AC) and the sedentary lifestyle have created a diabetes epidemic consuming US Federal budget via Medicaid and chronic disease. Use DOE/NIH data to show the growth of disease after the introduction of AC in 1960's. 1/3 of US will be diabetic in 2050 bankrupting US budget through AC caused chronic disease. Build a model of AC taking over the world economy as sedentary lifestyle condemns future generations ...more »

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Microgrids for Server farms

I manage a server farm for State of NM. Google, NSA and others use large server rooms to manage web based data. A standardized public domain power modeling tool is needed at their sites to manage their zones of control. We created a model of power resources for the farm using public software. Power grids in the Southwest US depend on natural gas for peak loading in summer. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/GeneMachine/718595 ...more »

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Reduce traffic congestion and pollution

An app that would show the yearly time spent commuting as a single person in a car to and from work for those living 30+ miles away from work. The app would calculate time lost in traffic, carbon emissions created (and impact on health), money spent on fuel, depreciation and maintenance of the car. The app would then with a press of single button provide 3 commute alternatives (train, Bart, ride sharing - tie into Lyft ...more »

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PRODUCTION OF WIND MILL ENERGY FROM EXHAUST FAN OF A/C BUILDINGS

I am suresh kumar, an income tax officer in chandigarh. I am working in a centrally A/C building . I got the idea of using the exhaust wind of Air conditioning plant to rotate the turbine for producing energy ,there will be an Energy revolution in the areas where there is no wind mill due to lack of constant flow of wind. Till date the wind mill works in only coastal areas and not in places away from coastel regions. ...more »

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