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Smart users create smart communities

A smart community engages all employees in energy and water conservation. While loads such as heating or cooling in common areas can be controlled by individual facility managers, participation of the community be it in a company, a building or a school is required to impact energy used by plug loads, lighting in offices/rooms/dorms. Noveda enables smart energy and water efficient communities by:

  • Showing people precisely how much they are using and providing real-time feedback on conservation actions. This impact of direct, real-time feedback on consumer behavior is also known as the 'Prius Dashboard' effect. In a Prius, the information in the display encourages owners to drive in ways that are more fuel-efficient, for example accelerating more slowly and braking more gently.
  • Effectively communicating efficiency results. According to the 2010 Pew Center study "From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency", a key attribute of companies that have achieved the greatest success with their energy efficiency strategy is that they effectively communicate efficiency results.

With MakeMeSustainable™ (“MMS”), Noveda helps the environment champion in your office, building or community, reach out and educate other colleagues on conservation using a Facebook-based platform. By engaging users through a community platform, MMS leverages the viral power of social media, either via the company intranet or through the internet, and provides a social and competitive element to help make energy savings more enjoyable and impactful. Take a tour of MakeMeSustainable.