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Photo- tagging energy inefficiency throughout a facility

Facilities managers are typically unaware of the suboptimal energy practices that occur in their buildings, (e.g. broken windows letting out heat in the winter, lights left on in unoccupied locked classrooms or office spaces, leaky or broken faucets etc.) which wastes energy and money. The facilities managers often lack information regarding where and when inefficient energy usage occurs, and can have trouble prioritizing ...more »

Submitted by (@angi616)

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Community Energy Use Mapping

City's and communities wishing to plan and implement community-scale energy reduction, energy efficiency, and clean energy system (ex. district energy, community-scale solar, etc.) deployment lack information on their community’s energy use. Efforts in NYC and San Francisco-using benchmarking laws for data collection-have been able to spatially understand the use of energy resources (ex. elec, ng, fuel oil) throughout ...more »

Submitted by (@billeger)

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Apps for Energy II

OptiZen

Be One With Your Home Save money on your home energy bill by setting monthly spending goals in dollars. OptiZen will send you a notification when high energy use is detected and perform home optimization by turning off lights and smart appliances and thermostats down. About: Brought to you by the San Diego Apps for Energy 2014 contest winners. OptiZen connects your green button data, smart thermostats, smart outlets ...more »

Submitted by (@optizen)

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My Car's Emissions

This smartphone app, using a persons location and speed, will be able to detect when a person is driving in a car. It will run in the background without the user having to open it all the time. When it detects the person is in a car, it automatically counts the speed and distance of each car trip. Using this data (and some pre-answered questions such as car model and year) the app will be able to approximate: * Litres ...more »

Submitted by (@bruce0)

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Apps for Energy II

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 »

Submitted by (@grant.williard)

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Open Data By Design

EnergyBill.com Green Button Data Leveraging

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 ...more »

Submitted by (@andrew1)

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Team Smart Washa - best idea existing dataset

We love the electric utility rates database. It allows customers to see the cost per kWh. If the market decides to go to time of use (TOU) then we have a pretty neat idea to make this database more valuable. If you could build this as a dynamic platform that updates in real time developers could use this dataset to create smart machines, like a smart washer machine. We When the price is right. The device turns on. ...more »

Submitted by (@bobsinclair61)

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Vivergy

Vivergy LLC is an early-stage software start-up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company produces a web and mobile platform that allows individual users to score their contribution to local health issues, such as childhood asthma, due to air pollution. After learning their score, users discover a number of opportunities to reduce local air pollution through personal reductions in energy consumption. The platform uses a series ...more »

Submitted by (@kevkon)

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Cost of Weather Today

Estimate today's Cost of Heating and Cooling based on Home Energy Score , Thermostat preferences , Current Whether Conditions and primary House attributes. The Application is a HTML 5 web app which runs alike on Mobile Devices as well as Desktops. It uses Geo Location feature to locate the User, National Weather service API to find current wheather and uses intutive guesses to provide a rough estimate without any major ...more »

Submitted by (@ajar.vashisth)

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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 »

Submitted by (@deepsahni)

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