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An overview of the Green Button for America Initiative, a common sense effort to provide consumers with their energy usage information. This White House inspired initiative is providing energy usage ...

An overview of the Green Button for America Initiative, a common sense effort to provide consumers with their energy usage information. This White House inspired initiative is providing energy usage information to over 30 million households in America

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  • Green Button for America
  • What is Green Button? •  Common-sense idea that electricity customers should be able to download and transmit their own energy usage information in a standard consumer- and computerfriendly format •  Today, 18M households and businesses have access with commitments from utilities to deploy to an additional 20M homes •  Major Goal: Within one year, double the number of customers with access to Green Button •  Green Button is also a data standard that can be used to represent and transmit energy usage and cost information – in any system (not just for data from utilities or electric meters)
  • Green Button Download My Data & Connect My Data Now Rolling Out A  customer  visits  their  u.lity  web   portal,  they  can  simply  login  and   download  their  Green  Bu;on  Data  as   an  XML-­‐forma;ed  file     This  powerful  model  allows  a  consumer  to   authorize  a  third-­‐party  service  provider  to   receive  direct  access  to  their  Green  Bu;on   Data  -­‐  no  need  to  repeatedly  login  to  their   u.lity  and  download  files.  These   authoriza.ons  are  valid  for  an  agreed   upon  .me  and  can  be  revoked  at  any.me   by  the  consumer  
  • What  Can  Green  Bu-on  Be  Used  For?   Innovation: entrepreneur-created web portals and apps analyze energy usage and savings Heating and Cooling: customized heating and cooling activities for savings and comfort; Solar: Significantly better accuracy of quotes Verification: Measurement of energy efficiency investments Real Estate: Provide cost info to tenants/buyers Education: Community and student energy efficiency competitions Source:
  • What  People  Are  Saying  About  Green  Bu-on…   “It may finally give consumers a reason to care about the smart grid.” – SF Chronicle “Solar companies are also eager for consumer data because understanding a homeowner's electricity use is key to the sales process.” – San Jose Mercury News “I'm a big fan of simplicity and open standards to unleash a lot of innovation.…I'm going to reach out to ConEd, the utility in NYC, and find out when they are going to add Green Button support to their consumers data. I hope it is soon.” – Fred Wilson (Venture Capitalist) Source:
  • Green  Bu-on  U>lity  Support  
  • Green Button 3rd Party Support Commi;ed   Implemented   • Aclara • Apogee Interactive, Inc. • Belkin • BuildingIQ • Calico Energy Services • C3 • Ecova • Efergy USA, Inc. • Efficiency 2.0 • eMeter - A Siemens Business • EnergyDeck Ltd. • EnergySavvy • FirstFuel • Honest Buildings • iControl Networks • Johnson Controls Panoptix • LinkCycle • Melon • myBenchmarx • Noesis Energy • Oracle • PlotWatt • Power2Switch • Schneider-Electric • Silver Spring Networks • Simple Energy • Smart Utility Systems • SunRun • Alarm.com Incorporated • Autodesk, Inc. • Building Energy Inc. • BuiltSpace Technologies Corp. • EchoDog • EnergyAi • EnerNOC • EnerNex • Gas and Power Technologies • Genability • Green Suite LLC • High Energy Audits • HyperTek • Itron • Lucid • Melon Power • OPower • PEV4me.com • Planet Ecosystems • People Power • Performance Systems Development • Retroficiency • Smart Grid Labs • Snugg Home • Tendril • Wattvision • Watts At Work
  • Climate Action Plan Commitment “The Administration will leverage the ‘Green Button’ standard – which aggregates energy data in a secure, easy to use format – within federal facilities to increase their ability to manage energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and meet sustainability goals.” The President’s Climate Action Plan, June 25, 2013  
  • Green Button and Federal Facilities •  GSA to serve as a test bed or pilot of Green Button Connect My Data •  Details: –  Green Button Data streams provided from both submeter and utility (whole facility) meter sources. –  Work with vendors to support Green Button Connect My Data when providing energy-related services to GSA •  Desired Outcome: –  Show the value of Green Button data streams to the operational efficiency of GSA Energy Managers
  • Engage Utilities Ask utilities to provide GSA electricity data in Green Button format •  Details: –  GSA will request usage and cost data from selected utilities that provide electricity for its buildings –  GSA will request utilities to use Green Button Connect My Data standard to link data directly to energy management/ efficiency systems and vendors •  Desired Outcome: –  Show the value of using whole facility data in the energy management of buildings without significant sub-metering –  Show integrated Green Button data streams in facilities currently operating with GSA Energy Managers
  • Engage the Vendor Ecosystem Ask vendors to support Green Button standard when providing energy-related services to GSA •  Details: –  Energy equipment and service vendors will use Green Button format for transmitting GSA’s energy usage and cost data •  Desired Outcome: –  Increase energy vendor ecosystem adoption of the Green Button Connect My Data (vs. vendor-proprietary systems) –  Increase ability of businesses and other agencies to participate in energy efficiency programs using Green Button
  • Publish GSA’s Utility Data Publish datasets of GSA facilities energy usage in Green Button format •  Details: –  Green Button data will be used for reporting to OMB and be used in DOE / EPA tools (SEED, E* Portfolio Manager) –  DOE’s Building Performance Database is seeking data –  GSA facility & utility data would significantly increase the volume and quality of publicly-available building energy data •  Desired Outcome: –  Significantly increase the volume of energy data available to researchers, developers and the public –  Increase effectiveness of energy benchmarking tools –  Encourage other institutions and companies to submit data
  • Energy Data For a Challenge Support a challenge or prize using Building Link data, using the Green Button standard •  Details: –  Challenge entrepreneurial community and existing energy system vendors to create solutions in an area such as fault detection, predictive maintenance, and behavior framing –  Provide a large, standardized GSA facility consumption dataset as an input to the challenge •  Desired Outcome: –  Encourage development of applications and services that can use energy data to improve building efficiency –  Gather specific ideas for savings/efficiency in GSA facilities
  • Department  of  Energy   American  Energy  Data  Challenge     Challenge  One   Energy  Ideas  Contest   Nov  6  -­‐  Dec  13  ‘13 Challenge  Two   Apps  for  Energy  II   Jan  –  Mar  ’14     •  •  •  •  •  Focus:     High  value   data  sets   Killer  ideas   Focus:     Best  use  of  specific   DOE  APIs,  best  use   of  customer  Green   Bu-on  data,  and   best  app  that  uses   one  of  the  “killer   ideas”  iden>fied  in   Challenge  One   Challenge  Three   Energy  Data  by  Design  Apr  –   Jun’14   •  •  Focus:     Improving  the   clarity  and   discoverability   of  energy   informa>on   Challenge  Four   American  Energy  Challenge   Jul  –  Oct  ‘14   •  •    h;p://energychallenge.energy.gov Focus:     Building  bold   ideas  for   reimagining   America’s   energy   infrastructure  
  • Ontario, Canada - Adopts Green Button!
  • Ontario Hackathon and Apps Contest