26 Jul '11, 10pm

HAN Technology Teaches Americans to Turn Lights Off At Night: The good news in the results of a smart meter/ho...

HAN Technology Teaches Americans to Turn Lights Off At Night: The good news in the results of a smart meter/ho...

The good news in the results of a smart meter/home automation trial conducted by CenterPoint Energy is that in-home displays can encourage conservation and energy awareness. 71 percent of the 500 participants said that they took actions to lower their energy consumption as a result of having an energy monitor. The bad news? The primary action that these consumers took to lower their energy consumption was turn off their lights. 83 percent of the participants said they were encouraged to turn off the lights at night or when they left a room because of their in-home display. No wonder I couldn't sleep. The lights were on. This thing's better than Ambien. At least no one replied "Learned to stop putting heat in freezer to cool off" or "Unplugged backyard bouncy house." 51 percent adjusted the setting on their thermostat. 34 percent switched light bulbs. The results (see full ...

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j-travel.blogspot.com 26 Jul '11, 4pm

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