Microsoft is developing software to analyze people's energy usage in the same way they manage their money with software like Quicken. The company's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, demonstrates Hohm to SmartPlanet's Sumi Das. The tool enables users to enter their gas, electric, and water data in the software and it analyzes usage patterns and makes cost-saving recommendations.
Hohm: Tools for tracking energy consumption
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Microsoft is developing software to analyze people's energy usage in the same way they manage their money with software like Quicken. The company's c...
Oct 19, 2009
I think the concept is brilliant from both a business and consumer point of view. This product shows the world that Microsoft is concerned about the planet and hopefully they will allow 'apps' to be written to work off of this product for other green applications. As a consumer it allows me to see just what my energy footprint looks like and shows me how I can make a smaller impact on the planet. It really seems like a good idea.