Families are Challenged to Reduce Their Energy Use by 20% with the Earth Day Energy Saving Web App
April 17, 2014
Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, and WattzOn, the personal energy engagement platform, announce the availability of the Earth Day Network EnergyCenter web app at http://earthday.wattzon.com
Our homes and cars account for half of all energy use in the United States, and are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. This not only takes a toll on the environment, but our wallets as well: US families spend over $500 billion each year in home energy bills and gas for their cars. The good news is that there is a lot we can do individually to make a substantial impact on these numbers. The Earth Day Network Energy Center web app is here to help, making it easy to save energy, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. EnergyCenter is a powerful app that makes it easy for individuals and families to manage, track and reduce personal energy use.
“This year we want to empower our network to make an impact on energy use, and are challenging families to reduce their consumption by 20%. It’s a big goal, but most families can save through simple habit changes and small home projects,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, “and the Earth Day Network EnergyCenter is a great tool to learn how.”
All it takes to get started is to answer a few questions about your home and then EnergyCenter is off and running. As you build your home profile, EnergyCenter will provide tailored recommendations for saving energy and an individualized action plan to nudge you towards more efficient use. EnergyCenter also provides seamless connections to utilities nationwide, so users can stay up-to-date on their progress and track their savings.
“It’s win-win,” says Martha Amram, CEO and founder of WattzOn. “Saving energy means more money in people’s pockets and also helps the environment.”
The 20% challenge will officially kick off on April 22nd, but we encourage people to create their accounts early and explore the web app by visiting http://earthday.wattzon.com to start progress toward meeting your energy saving goal.
WattzOn is a personal energy management platform that helps companies, communities and individuals save money and energy. By combining advanced technology, behavioral science and powerful data and analytics, the company provides innovative energy management solutions for consumers, businesses and government agencies. For more information visit http://www.wattzon.com
About Earth Day Network
Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works to protect our planet and its people every day. EDN has executed successful environmental campaigns on issues ranging from climate change and drinking water to voter registration and saving the whales. EDN is a recognized leader in environmental education and in creating civically-oriented innovative programs with partners outside of the environmental movement to tackle new challenges. Visit us at Earthday.org.