Earth Day is right around the corner, and we’re excited to announce a new partner in our mission to reduce energy waste. We’ve teamed up with Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, to provide our energy engagement tools to their members. Together, we are challenging families and individuals to reduce their personal energy use by 20% through habit changes and small home projects. Get involved by taking action at Earth Day Network, or read more about our partnership and the challenge here.
Next Thursday, February 6th, our founder and CEO, Martha Amram will be briefing staff at the California Energy Commission. Her talk, “Existing Building Energy Efficiency: Insights from the Frontlines,” will review WattzOn’s recent program results, lessons learned and what’s coming up next. Specifically, she will share insights from a recent DOE grant for consumer engagement that combined our behavioral programs and smart meter data analysis. We’ve had over 500,000 consumers utilize our web tools to save energy, with average savings ranging between 10-20% from behavior changes alone, so there will be plenty to review and share.
As a technology company striving to advance peoples’ understanding of their energy use, we love the opportunity to highlight the achievements of our partners as they work to reduce energy consumption (with our software of course!)
A little over a year ago, Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) launched a residential energy savings service in military housing at Travis Air Force Base. BBC leveraged WattzOn’s technology platform to drive average monthly energy savings of 10% – with individual savings as high as 40% in a given month. Through the use of WattzOn’s analytics, resident utility data was transformed into personalized, actionable insights, delivered to both residents and housing staff. Tips and high-use alerts were provided to residents in mailed reports, email statements and SMS, and detailed community reports were issued to housing managers, allowing them to prioritize maintenance and address high-use homes.
In total, services were provide to 152 homes billed at PG&E’s electricity rates, which include several tiers priced at $0.36 per kWh. Due to these high rates, we helped BBC avoid an average of $40 per home per month in energy costs.
This isn’t the first time we’ve been able to help BBC drive savings, having recently concluded another partnership that saved an average of 15% across 11 Navy installations in the southeast. Read more about those results here.