I think this an incredible concept and so well thought out!! Best of luck to you guys.
Jason, Allen, This is a great concept. Good luck with the contest! -Elie
Less than 0.1 kW energy consumption means <100 Watts, that is not very impressive. That is the equivalent of 8 CFL bulbs.
What a great idea that can be done! When it is proven it will spread to many institutions and applications and may lead to a very large monitoring system.
Looks like this - that is already on sale in UK... http://www.byebyestandby.com/business/
Cool idea - where can i buy one?
I like the competition aspect! Great idea and good luck!
This is clever and painless--guaranteed to work and win acceptance. Now how can you hook up your AC and house lights?
Excellent strategy to motivate energy conservation in offices all over the world!
Really like how it meets many needs - team building while saving energy while being green in production, etc. Here's to being in the top 10!!
to respond and clarify to the blow comment by Christian Kohler. "Less than 0.1 kW energy consumption means <100 Watts, that is not very impressive. That is the equivalent of 8 CFL bulbs." we specified this as 0.1 kW not to be confused with kWh. Our intention is that eMetric will transmit an occasional signal, as specified by our entry, to update the data. This draws at peak less than a small energy efficient laptop. Thank you for your comments.
Competitive Energy Saving, Great Idea! It's hard to play the game if you can't see the scoreboard
Great idea, Jason. Green and cost effective while building a competitiveness in the office.
This is an outstanding idea and easy way to educate the consumer and conserve energy. This is exactly what we need to begin the process of being aware of our energy use and consumption. Congratulations!
Great product in that it encourages a positive impact on a number of levels from basic workplace morale to institutional-wide energy cost savings. Nice design and dashboard interface. Good Luck!
A great, practical, logical idea.
Most importantly this product continously reminds us to be "Green", therefore improving our awareness and responsabilitiy in other ways. Great job!
Less is more. Less packaging, less energy spent equals more money. Great job.
Excellent device to raise conscienceness of personal and office energy consumption.
Information is the key to behavioral changes. This devise offers the information necessary to remind us of our impact on the world. It should become part of all electronics...when can i get one!?!?
Looks like a great idea.
Really like the team building potential
Great idea. You don't have to be Irish to be Green!
Great idea - I am in an office of 400 and see so much waste here on a daily basis from things being left on. Could use this to have a department-to-department / division-to-division contest.
Well done. Their is a definite place for this in the work place for those people who are really not aware of how much actually energy they are using.
@Christian Kohler. The entry says "only sends data when specified." Which I interpret as it uses the equivalent of 8 CFLs for a minute every hour or so. In context, that makes it more reasonable - power use of .13 CFL for every hour. @Jason Deperro. You should note power consumption in kWh.
Looks like a great idea. Nice job.
This seems like a very good idea to me. I think I may need it at home also. Good luck.
Great idea, I love the simplicity of it, and how it fits into normal user behavior just like any other power strip. Also, it looks rubbery--my favorite.
Great Idea Jason......Good Luck
Fantastic idea! This would also ideally be applicable for zones of a home. How useful would it be to know which areas were using the most energy. As they say "knowledge is power."
That is a great concept. Congratulations and best of luck in your competition.
Jason DePerro - you are a green gadget design genius.
Any way to cut down on the consumption of energy is a good thing! Great job!
Great idea! When do we commercialize?
Very nifty. Useful in many ways.
What a fabulous idea! When can we buy some?
Your team's creativity shines. It's a practical product with great appeal to all consumers. Good luck in this competition. Wish your team could help with the economy.
Tremendous opportunity to help us be conservative! Congratulations Jason!
This gadget would be a wonderful way to teach children the importance of turning off the lights and television when they leave a room. We could use this at home! Great idea.
Fantastic...going green is not just trendy anymore. People are finally starting to see and accept every day use of the "going green concepts." We make our own future. Great job Jas!!
Absolutely wonderful and efficient. I hope this project really happens and I can actually use it at work .
Nice work Jason
Well thought out and the kind energy savings that we need as we plan for proper energy use in the future. Love it...best of luck!
Every amount of energy savings is of great value...along with reminder to conserve energy anytime and anywhere that we can!
First. I'm not sure but... as long as computers are the main energy consuming devices in offices, similar functionality could be accomplished using only software.
Second. If we assume, optimistically that setting, checking or comparing just for curious takes about 10 minutes/day per worker and there are about 50 workers in the office (to make example more clear) it makes 500 min. So it would be like paying one employee for not working. Additionally you have to substract energy usage of one workplace and I'm afraid that overall savings/impact wouldn't be so spectacular.
Great idea Jason,this is simple for everyone to do. I'm all for team work.
Saving energy equals saving money. Great idea!
As a Sierra Club and NRDC member it makes feel hopeful that young people are developing ideas that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gases. After the past decade of head in the sand policies, maybe we have turned the corner.
Great idea -- very practical!
This device is the "mother" of green products. It's the modern voice of Mom's reminding people to turn off the lights or equipment. Especially helpful in office settings where accountability is often lacking. Makes great sense and saves some cents.
Good idea I get tired of unplugging and pluging everything ......where can I get one
Great idea...Not only helping conserve energy, but helping people feel better about being being part of the green movement.
It is so encouraging to see great young minds at work! Green will be our youths' future--good luck!
Jason You are fantastic, what a great idea and to be such a young man and thinking about Green. I am impressed. Karen
Jason what an awesome idea! I'm really impressed and can see how this can really take off. Good Luck!!!!
Great! Making electricity measureable and a game at the same time. Though might be expensive to produce this toy/tool?
I really like how this concept not only makes the individual user aware, but the whole office aware of how much energy they are consuming. This product motivates people to do the responsible thing making 'green' no longer just a trend.
Outstanding !!! I believe it will be adopted soon. Keep on generating those improvements.
Great job, Jason! Building teams and saving energy! Congratulations!
nice work! when you come back from NY let's talk about bringing your company across the border to Michigan!
Great idea. Way too much waste in the workplace
the energy consumed at work is nothing ..you have maybe one computer one lamp and one printer that's all... and even if you want to the best "eco-friendly worker of the company" you can switch it off because you need it to work
Looks awesome, I would definitely be interested in using it with my team.
I think this is a nice improvement on an existing product. I don't know how accepted it will be by the workers, but having feedback about power consumption will teach people a lot about where the power goes. Office Administrators can tell which computers and monitors aren't going to stand-by at night (the best way to reduce energy consumption), and who has nasty vampire power chargers.
I hope you guys market this to SCHOOLS! Great idea!
Great innovation, Jason! What an interesting idea! The best of luck to you!
Jason, very clever idea! As a public school employee, I can assure you work place energy consumption is a hot topic. Currently, maintenance supervisors must visit each room looking for electronics/appliances which could be using a lot of electricity. Your device would be much more efficient and accurate. Well done!
Way to go Jason! And who would have thought that by you winning the EnvironDesign essay contest would take you here!
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