MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA ( March 17, 2015)
WattzOn, a leading provider of web and mobile tools that help people save energy and money, has signed on as a collaborator in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national incentive competition for communities across America to reduce their energy consumption. Through the collaboration, Georgetown University and WattzOn will transform America’s energy landscape by spurring innovative new models of community-wide energy efficiency that can be replicated and scaled across the country.
WattzOn will be working alongside Georgetown University students and faculty, as well as other public and private organizations, to support and advance the 50 communities currently competing in the Semifinalist stage of the Georgetown University Energy Prize. These communities hail from all parts of the U.S.—from Fairbanks, Alaska to Winter Park, Florida, and from Chula Vista, California to Chattanooga, Tennessee—and have worked hard to make it to this phase of the competition.
“We’re delighted to be supporting cities in this nationwide competition that fosters innovation and diverse approaches to energy efficiency,” said Martha Amram, CEO of WattzOn. “We’re here to help cities engage residents by capturing individual utility data via our automated software tools, and then leverage that data into personalized insights that spur deeper savings for residents, and program metrics for administrators.”
WattzOn’s customizable platform helps to promote key program activities in each city, and “closes the loop” with reports for city partners that track energy use, uptake of savings activities and savings results. Over the next three years, WattzOn and Georgetown University Energy Prize will help these communities save energy in new and innovative ways.
About Georgetown University Energy Prize
The Georgetown University Energy Prize aims to rethink America’s energy use by harnessing the ingenuity and community spirit of towns and cities all across America. Over the course of a two year period, the Prize will challenge small- to medium-size towns, cities, and counties to rethink their energy use, and implement creative strategies to increase efficiency. To compete for the Prize, local governments, residents, utilities, and others will need to work together to demonstrate success in sustainably reducing energy consumption. For more information, visit http://www.guep.org.
WattzOn provides partners with an engaging, effective and trusted online platform that helps homeowners and renters save energy, water and money. The platform connects to over 175 utilities nationwide to track energy use and savings; enabling data-driven targeting and an engaging, personalized experience. Typical household savings from habits alone are nearly $250 per year for active users. WattzOn is proud to partner with leading cities and organizations across America to create innovative ways of engaging consumers in energy savings. Learn more at wattzon.com