EmPOWERment

Innovations help consumers control energy consumption
Implications - The traditional way to reduce energy use and subsequently save money has been to actively and consciously monitor one's own energy consumption. Today, however, there are devices that help people manage their use of power, ensuring that they don't have to worry about going overboard on energy use again. These devices, which range from superior, hi-tech thermostats to special cords and plugs, present a new wave of technology that aims to alleviate responsibility and stress of busy, on-the-go consumers.
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Mild Top 5 Examples: 8,612 Total Clicks Oct 11 - Feb 12
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Cord-Cutting Wall Sockets - The Eco-Socket is Designed to Vanquish Energy Vampires
SCORE: 4
Mild 2,730 Clicks Pub: Nov 13, 11
Cord-Cutting Wall Sockets
The Eco-Socket is Designed to Vanquish Energy Vampires
The Eco-Socket is a simple design that seeks to eliminate vampiric appliances. Energy vampires are appliances that suck electricity when not in use. The simple way to kill an energy vampire is to simply… [More]
Energy-Measuring Clasps - The SaverClip by Lufdesign Meters the Wasted Energy of Appliances
SCORE: 3.4
Mild 1,677 Clicks Pub: Nov 12, 11
Energy-Measuring Clasps
The SaverClip by Lufdesign Meters the Wasted Energy of Appliances
Plenty of people don't realize that appliances continue to consume electricity even when they're switched off so long as they remain plugged into the wall. The purpose of the SaverClip by Lufdesign is… [More]
Mobile-Integrated Temperature Regulators - The Eversense Thermostat Controls Climate Remotely
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 1,230 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 12
Mobile-Integrated Temperature Regulators
The Eversense Thermostat Controls Climate Remotely
With so many different electronic systems installed in the modern home, there is a definite advantage to incorporating smartphones into their operation. The Eversense Thermostat offers the user the convenience… [More]
Adaptive Central Heating - Forget Dials and Buttons, the Nest Thermostat Learns Your Habits
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 1,490 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 11
Adaptive Central Heating
Forget Dials and Buttons, the Nest Thermostat Learns Your Habits
The temperature is perpetually changing, so why force yourself out of your comfortable lounge chair to adjust the indoor climate when you can leave the maintenance to the Nest Thermostat, your new thermostat!… [More]
Energy-Tracking Outlets - Tri Cascade Elka 700-10 Thermostat Monitors Energy Via Wi-Fi
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 1,485 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 12
Energy-Tracking Outlets
Tri Cascade Elka 700-10 Thermostat Monitors Energy Via Wi-Fi
The Tri Cascade Elka 700-10 thermostat is a device that monitors home energy use through a wireless connection. The system, presented at CES 2012, can track real-time energy use, thereby providing consumers… [More]