This well designed and executed pilot project, which recently achieved unusually high energy use reductions among 100 volunteer participants, illustrates the power of real-time feedback, friendly competition, and timely, personalized, credible, empowering communications. Using wireless in-home energy monitors connected to the internet, participating homes received detailed information on how much energy was being used in the home, when it was being used, how much it cost, and actions that could reduce energy consumption and promote savings. In addition, a web-enabled communications network enabled the sharing of energy savings experiences and helped achieve individual and collective energy savings goals. Designated Landmark in 2010.
This free 60 miniute recording was presented by Kevin F. Galligan, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Cape Light Compact on Friday March 4, 2011.
- Moderator: Jay Kassirer