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Monitoring building usage leads to behavioural changes

Energy geeks would have love nothing more than to see their energy consumption in REAL time. In the old day, like yesterday…, monthly bills is used to see how much electricity, water, gas and etc have been used. The only problem with that is that you are monitoring monthly usage only, while a lot is going on within the month. Say you want to find out what happened on day 7 from 1pm-2pm and that particular time happened to be an hour ago… You can’t.

But, with Lucid Design Group and their “building dashboard” product, you can instantaneously see your energy consumption at any given point in the past. Access for the information is done through their website. It’s like magic… only with a dash of science. I want this for Christmas… you hear that Santa?

There’s a live demo of the Dashboard here. I hope there’s something similar to this in a not too distant future and doesn’t cost $9000. “Ouch” maybe for homeowners. But, If you are a comercial building manager / owner, this might sound too good to pass up.

Update1: I cant’ believe my wife doesn’t care about any of these stuff??…

Update2: Okay @getookwife does care :p

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  1. Automated backlinks
    March 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I really like your writing style, its not generic and extremly long and tedious like a lot of blog posts I read, you get to the point and I really enjoy reading your articles! Oh, and merry Christmas!

    • March 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      haha I don’t really celebrate Christmas in March… But thanks anyway…

  2. Atep
    March 11, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Good info to know ciong. I wish they could have it in Indo. heheheh. Belated Merry Christmas ! ..

    • March 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      Bill listrik di sono sebulan brapa tep? ada kwh nya gak?

  3. Toto
    March 25, 2010 at 1:40 am

    My oh My…
    great article cionk.

    tak forward ke yg lain yoo. hahaha

    btw, love your writing style. wis orak kebayang acionk sing mbiyen, bedo roson’e… something is different… better.

    • March 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

      Thanks To, feel free to do so. Masih sama To turu 6 jam still doesn’t work for me hehe…

  4. March 25, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Btw, to clarify what Acionk wrote:
    “Update: I cant’ believe my wife doesn’t care about any of these stuff?? :p”

    I didn’t say that I don’t care, but I said that it is a little difficult for Lucid Design Group to promote/ sell the tools to just regular homeowners. Reason:
    –> There are still many people don’t care about being green. So, if you need to spend a lot of times with the tools trying to find out “how much you can save or how you can save in a year”, then people will not do it because they can try to use their times by finding other ways to earn more money, i.e. stocks….

    Anyway, just want to clarify that I don’t say that I don’t care …. 🙂

  5. March 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

    It’s not just about being green. It’s “saving money in disguise”. The data or lots of datum collected for this kind of thing is too often underrated or undervalue.

    Google loves collecting data for a reason you know… (profit)

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