Facebook recently launched a really cool app that lets you monitor your energy consumption in your home and compare it with your friends’ usage. With the monstrous amount of Facebook apps available, we believe this is one that is more noteworthy and eco-friendly than others. Wendy Martinenas, an associate in our Southport/Fairfield office, talks in more detail about the app below and provides a great resource article at the end. Check out her blog for more information on keeping your home energy efficient during the summer months and year round.
Facebook, Opower and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) unveiled a “social energy app” that is using the power of social networking to raise peoples’ awareness about energy consumption and to give them the tools to reduce it – comparing it with their “friends.”
Using the app, you can download your home energy use from your local utility right onto your Facebook page and invite your “friends” to do the same. Then you can compare notes on how much energy you use and share tips on how to improve. Read the full article.
Do you think using social media to monitor energy consumption is a good idea?