05 Nov '12, 1pm

A new marketplace is in store for building efficiency apps

A new marketplace is in store for building efficiency apps

To check out what's next for energy management apps, stop by HackCity , November 9-11. When the Green Button program was launched as a way for energy users to share data , the initiative was hailed as an opportunity for third-party developers to build new commercial and residential energy management applications. While many utilities and service providers have jumped aboard the Green Button program, there has been little progress in building a larger platform for aggregating commercial or residential energy management apps. Some have speculated that privacy and data security concerns and a lack of visibility has held back the development of a Green Button app marketplace. Johnson Controls, long known for building control systems and hardware, is hoping change that by launching a marketplace of its own and a strong push into the software and services arena. Recently the com...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/11/04/why-app-marketpla...

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