The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a challenge to integrate Green Button data into new/existing software. “Green Button is an open standard for sharing electricity data that is available to millions of utility customers, so mash it up with other public data sources to help homeowners and businesses take action, understand their usage and make better-informed decisions.”
I learned about this in email from the Department Chair at Case Western Reserve University, and I was immediately interested in the idea. After getting a team of close friends together, we spent as much as time as possible (considering finals, exams, graduation, and a 40-hour job) on the project. Thus was born…
Budget It Yourself
When you can budget, you can save. Simply upload your data then enter the PIN into the BIY Android application. Your device takes care of the rest. Budget It Yourself helps you keep track of your own energy usage by making sense of the Green Button data.