Apps for Energy II

We are awarding $100,000 in prizes for the best energy-related web and mobile apps that use a featured API, standard or idea to solve a real-world challenge.

Apps for Energy II

Submitted by (@demleader)

Homescore.org

Spirit Foundation has been working with the Home Energy Score Program over the past three years. We have a website that can be used for "national ordering", and would like funding to make it a little better. (no funding at all over three years). We would like an android app for our site, that allows payments to be accepted, and orders for Home Energy Scores and Commercial Building Scores. We have the domain name ...more »

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Submitted by (@kadir.adil)

Black Sheep

www.blacksheepapp.co Black Sheep is an iOS application that helps home buyers find energy efficient homes by combining real estate listings with energy efficiency and energy consumption data. It also motivates homeowners to get Home Energy Score assessments, which helps populate the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score database and encourages home owners to improve their energy efficiency. Black sheep allows the ...more »

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Submitted by (@grant.williard)

JouleBug

JouleBug is an app that encourages and rewards sustainable actions (represented by Pins). As users earn points and Pins, effective energy use is spotlighted with actions like adjusting the thermostat, cold water washing, installing LEDs, ridding vampire load and more. As these actions reduce the user’s electric bill, it’s made visible to them in the app via the Green Button Data graph. The app has hundreds of Pins, ...more »

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Submitted by (@jacek.szamrej)

UseGreenEnergy.Today

The environmental impact of electricity varies in real time throughout the day. People want to use cleaner energy, and grid operators want people to reduce demand at peak times. What if there were a way to do both? UseGreenEnergy.Today (http://usegreenenergy.today/) is a fun way to learn how to shift electricity use to times when there's more renewable energy available. This shift has the added benefit of tending to decrease ...more »

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Submitted by (@scott01)

Using Wind Power Sabreez

Sabreez is a demand response green button app that promotes renewable energy integration. The App combines utility-scale generation data with user consumption data to return a user’s wind power consumption relative to fossil fuel consumption. Our reports reduce a complex array of hourly data into a simple pie chart. For consumers, Sabreez is a money-saving game. For utilities, Sabreez integrates Wind Power cost-effectively. ...more »

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Submitted by (@bstephens)

Use Green Button and get Green Backs

Rural Electric Cooperative Green Backs The purpose of this program is to actively engage the electric cooperative member, to increase energy awareness and to promote the concept of renewable assets through conservation. The program is based on Green Button, where the member can download and analyze their energy usage to their mobile device or home computer. The concept is to strengthen the relationship between the ...more »

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Submitted by (@d.chakraborty)

ENACT

Executive summary: enACT offers a SaaS-based marketplace for homeowners to find energy upgrade investments, service providers and financing. enACT is not only an customer origination platform but also a powerful marketing analytics and CRM platform for a broad range of partners. The problem: Home energy retrofits including clean energy creates huge value (on average $1000 savings per year), and is a $10 billion per ...more »

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Submitted by (@sri000)

Seenergy - The Electric Meter to Appliances Itemizer

Team members: Sri Kanajan Christopher Cornwell Julia Orwell Matheus D. Spinelli The goal is to automatically itemize the energy consumption down to the specific appliances and then provide specific, actionable recommendations to the consumers. This application takes in the Green Button data that has your specific electric meter readings pattern over time and figures out automatically what each major appliance in your ...more »

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Submitted by (@thomaslee)

States Leaderboard: RPS Potential Growth

Summary: This is a web application, utilizing JavaScript, that helps corporations and individuals prioritize investments according to states’ RPS policies. State-level Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are among the most important government policies that are driving growth and innovation in the renewable energy market. However, these regulations vary significantly state by state; imperfect information about this legal ...more »

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Submitted by (@ben0001)

WattBuddy

WattBuddy lets you take charge of your electricity use with Track, Graph, and Save. With TRACK, WattBuddy quickly grabs your exact electricity usage either from your Greenbutton data, or by directly reading your analog or digital electricity meter. WattBuddy accepts the GreenButton XML files from a compatible electricity supplier, or, using computer vision, can scan your electricity meter like a bar code, so you can ...more »

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Submitted by (@alicia)

LocalData: Energy

LocalData: Energy is an app developed to digitally collect and assess data in the urban environment on building performance indicators in real time. A simple and easy way to collect data, LocalData: Energy allows users to collect quantitative, qualitative and image data using a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). By adding new data to a map, users can quickly enhance existing energy assessment data sets, create new ...more »

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Submitted by (@annaschneider)

WattTime Impact API

The environmental impact of electricity varies in real time throughout the day. Ever wanted to know the carbon footprint of your electricity, right here, right now? Or which times of day are usually cleaner than others? The voters in Contest #1 did when they selected Green Energy Tracker as the "Popular Choice" winner (http://energychallenge.energy.gov/a/dtd/Green-Energy-Tracker/12606-26122). And it turns out that for ...more »

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