22 Mar '12, 3pm

The Green Button Goes Commercial: Can Green Button, the emerging energy data standard for U.S. households, fin...

The Green Button Goes Commercial: Can Green Button, the emerging energy data standard for U.S. households, fin...

Can Green Button, the emerging energy data standard for U.S. households, find a home in the commercial buildings sector? It looks like major grid players like Schneider Electric, Itron and Oracle, as well as startups like FirstFuel, plan to find out. Those are among the smart grid companies announcing their support for the Green Button initiative, the joint White House-Department of Energy project aimed at creating a simple format for sharing energy data among utility customers around the country. The news comes as part of a big White House announcement on Thursday, with Itron, Oracle, Opower, Silver Spring Networks and other big smart grid companies pledging their support. The Green Button initiative, launched in September , seeks to create a common data format for the hourly or 15-minute power reads collected from most commercial interval meters and newer residential sma...

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