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 »

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Predicting Potential for Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit

The dataset I dream for is a representative sample of residential monthly energy billing data, ideally for both gas and electric, by climate zone for the United States. This dataset would ideally include 3-5 years of monthly data for a subsample of homes in each of the Department of Energy’s 8 defined defined climate zones and the “marine, dry, moist” subdivisions thereof. Ideally, this subsample would include 250,000-500,000 ...more »

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Open Solar Radiation - Wish List Data Set

Greetings Earthlings - Edison figured it out over a 100 years ago. Localize supply at demand. You are finally going back to the future. You are building solar panels across your planet. But you have missed a network. A network of solar radiation sensors. Build this network to understand the expected generation of solar panels. Then open this data. Share this data with developers. The developers will uncover spectacular ...more »

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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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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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Energy Conscious App

We need to make web and smart phone app to bring energy awareness to our citizens. An App that is capable of showing various energy users in residential, commercial and industrial settings and their profiles with user interactions for changing the time span to hours, shifts, month, season, years, hours of operation to other variable depending on the energy user type (example HVAC Energy curves depending upon outside ...more »

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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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Free Solar Education for all U.S. homeowners

Half a million homeowners have gone solar in the US. Another 25 million homeowners can go solar and save money doing so, but they have had no education about going solar. SolarList wants to reach these homeowners. We offer free home solar assessment to homeowners across the US. Until now, every process of educating a homeowner has been done by a sales professional, but SolarList enables this process to happen on the web ...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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Home Energy Hunt

Looking for a place to buy or rent is a difficult task. There are many things to take into account, location, rent, and neighborhood to note a few. The one thing that is missing in this list tho is the cost of energy. Energy costs represent a significant monthly expense that few people take into account when calculating whether or not they can afford a given place. Home Energy Hunt was created out of a need to add energy ...more »

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C.U.R.E.

Consumer United Renewable Energy (CURE). The idea would center around datasets that contain information on renewable energy sources specific to regions that provide consumers the necessary information on which services to use. Imagine moving to Denver, CO and having the ability to find out how many of your neighbors are using solar, wind, or hydro-electric services for their homes. Also, imagine the ability to choose ...more »

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Comparing electricity bills on your next apartment hunt

One of the most important considerations in an apartment hunt is the comparison of utilities (electricity, water, cable/internet) costs at different apartment units. We propose a way to leverage existing Green Button data and make the comparison of electricity costs at different apartment units more comprehensive and user-friendly. There are two important metrics when comparing between candidate apartments: the total ...more »

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