25 Apr '14, 2pm

How to Use Cheap Sensors and Mobile Phones to Make People Care about Energy Waste

How to Use Cheap Sensors and Mobile Phones to Make People Care about Energy Waste

Visibility of energy use is not enough to get people to change their actions, we still need to find a way to make people care and compel them to act. At last week’s Cleanweb Hackathon in Boston , teams focused on combining hardware, software, and mobile devices to figure out how to make people care about regular energy issues. There were two pitches for lighting efficiency (LightOut) and water efficiency (Water Hero) that were particularly creative and compelling takes on how to make people address waste. The format of the hackathon was simple: Participants pitched ideas and got onto teams on Saturday morning. On Sunday at 3:00 p.m. they presented their ideas and the progress that they had made to a panel of judges. Judges voted, some people win prizes. One of the judges, Barun Singh, founder and CTO of Wegowise , commented, “There were a lot of great ideas presented this ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/04...

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