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.

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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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e-Lite Power Use Planner with Green Button Usage Data

No two electrons are created with equal emissions. The mix of electricity sources to any neighborhood changes every five minutes. The emission intensity can change by a factor of two or three within the same day! Imagine home and business owners checking their mobile apps each day to find the cleanest time to use electricity in their neighborhood that week. Emission Information´s (EI) technology and the e-Lite mobile ...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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EEme - Consumer

EEme's Consumer platform processes a given user's Greenbutton data to guide them to an educated energy efficiency (EE) investment decision as quickly and easily as possible and does not require any user input except for enrollment with Greenbutton. Upon Greenbutton enrollment and an EEme account creation the user is directly led to a set of home improvement recommendations, customized for their home profile. The user ...more »

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EEme - Implementer

EEme's Implementer platform is designed to empower energy efficiency (EE) program implementers, e.g., electric utilities or 3rd party providers, to be more targeted in their EE outreach and marketing programs. EEme processes Greenbutton interval data using proprietary algorithms to predict the EE potential by EE measure for every user in a given service territory. In turn, these predictive EE metrics are displayed on ...more »

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PowerHouse - How Clean is Your Shirt?

PowerHouse http://powerhouse.gmri.org Test Login: student/student The PowerHouse classroom education program connects Maine's 7th and 8th-grade students and their laptop computers to their household smart meters, enabling them to set savings goals and monitor daily, weekly, monthly and annual progress toward those goals. This capacity is enabled because every 7th and 8th-grader in Maine has his or her own laptop computer, ...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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WattZ

WattZ helps you quickly estimate the electricity usage of virtually any house in the US, helping prospective renters or homeowners eliminate big surprise bills. Users can see a quick estimation of the electricity usage in their neighborhood with color coded pins on a map (green for low electricity bills, yellow for medium, or red for high electricity bills), or they can search for the electricity usage of a specific ...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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Energy Manager - For Aggregated Residential Demand Response

Even though residential loads account for close to 40% of the total electrical load in the US, utilities often resort to large commercial or industrial users for demand relief. This application introduces a middleman - The Integrator who will control a cluster of loads such as a neighborhood or a large apartment complex and provide demand relief to the utilities during their time of need. We assume certain appliances ...more »

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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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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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Link to Design : http://www.enacthome.com

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