Do You Know Your Power?
Special Guest Blog By: Dominique Smith at USGBC-LA
Every month we open a bill from our energy company. Our power is measured in kWh and
dollars. Few of us have the time or the tools to analyze this in detail...until now.
There's an app for that!
I am participating in the Chai Energy Pilot Program, and my Chai (#2 in picture below) arrived in the mail
last week. It is connected to my Internet router and communicates with my smart meter. It relays
energy use information to my iPhone on every appliance that is plugged in and turned on in the house.
It doesn't stop there, my Chai also lets me know that the fridge door was left open on accident. Then,
it lets me know that a new higher efficiency fridge would save me $5 dollars a month and there's a rebate
that I can use through my energy provider to get it.
The Chai Energy Pilot Program has major potential to change people's energy use habits
at home. Having a predictable energy bill and real-time use data is a game changer.
Here is a video about Chai Energy
Knowledge is power!