Category - Energy Efficiency Know-How


2016’s Safest Energy Prediction

One safe energy prediction for 2016 is that the amount of data available to utilities and their consumers will continue to increase exponentially. Utilities know the importance of data. Two years ago, Oracle Utilities published a white paper (PDF) in which they said that utilities were already aware of the advantages of data analytics. “Data analytics is …


The Internet of Every Thing: Smart Home Edition

IoT: the Internet of Things The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been defined as “a development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.” According to the research firm Gartner, 3.9 billion connected things were used in 2014 and by 2020, it is expected to …


Which Appliances are Most Important to Unplug?

The simple answer to the question is the ones that use the most energy, but how do you know which ones want all the power? The DOE provides us with the typical wattages of various appliances, which is a great starting place. Also included in their article is a formula that will tell you how many …