Whole House Utilities
Working with Intwine Energy we have installed whole house electric and gas monitors in several of the beta block homes. Residents get real time feedback from Intwine's website on whether their efforts to conserve were effective.
From their smart phones, residents can control WiFi-connected thermostats. Using this they and reduce electric and gas consumption while still keeping their homes comfortable when they are at home.
Energy Management Group Meetings
Peers are an important influence in getting homeowners to conserve. Using multiparty HD video, members of the home energy management peer group can meet periodically, possibly with a facilitator, to share ideas and compare results.