Lena Gaede

Green Button: Setting the Standard for Sustainability Apps

Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy launched the “Green Button” initiative, which aimed to “create an open data standard for utility customers to download information about their home’s electricity use, and software developers and other entrepreneurs would have a sufficiently large enough market to develop an array of new web and smartphone apps to help consumers make the most of their energy usage information.”

The goal of the project was to help utilities, developers, and customers become more efficient. But how popular was the new program? The “Green Button” One Year Later” report from the IEE explores some of the successes and challenges encountered over the past months, and identifies some of the ways the initiative can grow in the future. Check out the full report here.

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