18 Oct '11, 1pm

Using Facebook to Plug in the Power of Energy Efficiency

Using Facebook to Plug in the Power of Energy Efficiency

Today , NRDC joined forces with Facebook and Opower to launch a landmark initiative designed to kick energy efficiency up a notch. Seizing upon the potential for social networking to influence people's energy use and behavior, our organizations are working together to launch an application designed to empower people to consume energy more efficiently -- in other words, enjoy same level of comfort at lower costs. The application will be available early next year. The initial set of features will allow consumers to: • Compare Energy Use to Similar Homes: People will be able to benchmark their home energy use against a national database of millions of homes. All benchmarking will be done on an aggregate level, ensuring complete data privacy. • Compare Energy Use Among Friends: People will be able to invite friends to compare their energy use against their own, show how energy...

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