Brooklyn-based start-up with colorful home energy management interface wants to target consumers directly.
Targeting consumers, home energy start-up EnergyHub offers a colorful interface and sleek hardware designs.
Home energy management start-up will bypass slow-moving utilities and sell gear directly to consumers eager to try tech for home energy efficiency and control.
Internet-connected dishwashers and TVs get lots of attention, but thermostats that can be remotely controlled bring new conveniences and help people actually use the scheduling features of programmable thermostats.
EnergyHub's Mercury service, which connects to smart thermostats to optimize home energy settings, will be offered through broadband providers, thermostat makers, and utilities.
Start-up can track big power-consuming appliances in the home, a feature that could make energy monitors better at pinpointing energy savings.
Nest Labs and its Learning Thermostat bring Silicon Valley's strengths in consumer electronics and software programming to energy, a shift that can go a long way to bringing green technology home to consumers.
The familiar manual Honeywell thermostat will get a 21st-century upgrade by connecting over the Internet to Opower's home energy-efficiency recommendation service.
Energy use from the menagerie of consumer electronics -- PCs, iPad, DVRs, etc. -- has ballooned, a result of our always-on lifestyle. Better efficiency and powering down can help.
A simple gadget that displays real-time energy usage from a smart meter prompted consumers to save energy in CenterPoint Energy smart-grid pilot.