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The Microsoft Hohm Scores Allows You to Check Your Neighbor's Energy Use

 - May 28, 2010
References: microsoft-hohm & fastcompany
The Microsoft Hohm Scores is a new online tool that will help you snoop on your neighbors and how much energy they consume. The tool allows you to check energy levels about a home address, yours or someone else's.

The Hohm website claims that Hohm Scores uses information that is on the public record, like a home's location, average utility bills, size, and age. The main reason for the Microsoft Hohm Scores' energy-revealing tool is to get home owners to sign up for the Microsoft Hohm energy management system. Nonetheless, it's a very smart way to capitalize off of those gossipy neighbors.