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Macro and Personal View of Energy Usage Across Functions

The average person has a siloed view of energy consumption. There is currently no a way to compare across different types of energy use. This makes it difficult to have a solid understanding of where and how to make an impact. It also leaves a large gap in personal and public understanding of energy consumption. There are some basic questions that we, the general public, cannot answer about energy usage. For example, ...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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Energy Analyst

Energy Analyst is a web application designed to analyze the energy efficiency of a variety of common home and building characteristics. It does this by showing the energy consumption of two different building profiles. For example, a comparison between 2 different heating technologies, radiator vs. heat pump can be run to see the difference in energy consumption across a sampling of over 1500 homes in the United States. ...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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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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Online Forum to Make Financial Energy Incentives More Effective

Households and businesses choose to be more efficient and “green” if extra effort and money leads to significant savings. The average professional may not be focused on reducing his or her carbon footprint but will be motivated by incentive. The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) addresses this issue by allowing residents and businesses to access financial energy incentives in order to save money ...more »

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Intelligent PV Selection That Consider Usage, Rates, and Size

A key challenge facing residential and small business utility customers that are considering installing PV solar is accurately estimating the impact of various PV system sizes and utility rate structures on the payback period. Most utility customers struggle to perform cost calculations necessary to optimize their return on investment on solar projects. For a typical electrical customer problem becomes hopelessly complex ...more »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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Server room rack energy modeling tool

Mid size server rooms need open source tools to evaluate rack components for energy efficiency. Cornell has proposed using wireless antennae to replace fiber and ether connections. http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~jyshin/papers/ancs2012_shin.pdf This could save energy but may complicate rack design and security. Vendors have promoted Converged Network Adapters (CNA) and supporting switches to save energy. CNAs complicate rack ...more »

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