2014 Energy “Datapalooza” Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C. to Feature WeatherBug Home
- May 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – May 28, 2014 – Earth Networks, developer of the popular WeatherBug brand of mobile apps, is showcasing WeatherBug® Home, its residential energy efficiency program, at the 2014 Energy Datapalooza, an event hosted by The White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration. The event is today from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
Earth Networks will be among a select group of pioneering private-sector innovators exhibiting in the Innovation Showcase to demonstrate how they are harnessing the power of data to build the clean energy economy.
A whopping 50% of home energy use comes from weather’s effects on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). WeatherBug Home taps into big weather data from Earth Networks, which operates the world’s largest real-time hyper-local sensor networks. By combining this exclusive data with smart meter data and the power of connected, two-way thermostats, WeatherBug Home intelligently and automatically optimizes your thermostat based on the weather – and seamlessly delivers energy efficiency to reduce energy bills – while keeping homeowners comfortable.
The Innovation Showcase will also highlight the WeatherBug Home ScoreCard, which automatically scores homes on energy efficiency. Using smart meter data, big weather data from Earth Networks, and patent-pending algorithms, the WeatherBug Home ScoreCard provides a customized monthly snapshot of your home’s energy efficiency, including a virtual energy audit, customized recommendations to save energy, a comparison to similar homes, and an energy bill forecast for the next month.
“By leveraging freely available government data and tools, entrepreneurs and innovators are helping to build the clean energy economy,” said Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President. “Innovations like those featured today at the Energy Datapalooza can help Americans conserve energy, save money, and advance a safer and cleaner future.”
Weather drives the majority of our residential energy use. While we can’t control the weather, we can harness smart meter data and new technologies, such as connected two-way thermostats, and combine them with WeatherBug’s hyper-local weather data for energy savings. Ultimately, it’s about delivering new, powerful ways to boost homeowners’ – and our country’s – energy efficiency with WeatherBug Home solutions,” says Amena Ali, CMO, Earth Networks.
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.