Today is the 44th celebration of Earth Day–a day when we celebrate our planet and demonstrate support for environmental protection. In order to celebrate Earth Day every day, the Earth Day Network and WattzOn, an energy engagement platform, have teamed up to create a FREE web application that helps families save energy and money. Through simple, personalized recommendations, the Earth Day Network EnergyCenter, available HERE, helps users take control of their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint.
“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%,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “It’s a big goal, but most families can save through simple habit changes and small home projects, and the Earth Day network EnergyCenter is a great tool to learn how.”
To get started, users answer a few questions about their home, such as the year it was built and square footage, in order to create a home profile. The EnergyCenter provides tailored recommendations for saving energy and an individualized action plan for more efficient energy use. Users are also able to connect the app to their utility or enter their utility bill information in order to stay up-to-date on their progress and track their savings.
Other features include:
- a Learning Center with informational articles on everything from dishwashers and lighting to efficient televisions and air ducts. that allows users to compare their car’s fuel efficiency against others to see how much they could save.
- a Rebates Center with information and links to the latest rebates and tax credits available nationwide and in your region or state.
- a Solar Advisor with cost-savings estimates and other information concerning home solar energy.
- a My Car app, which allows users to determine the fuel efficiency of their vehicle and compare it with other makes and models.
Like many web applications, the EnergyCenter is also available for iPhone and Android. For more information or to sign up, visit http://earthday.wattzon.com.
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 or consumers, businesses and government agencies.
Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works to protect our planet and its people every day. EDN is a recognized leader in environmental education and in creating civically-oriented innovative programs with partners outside the environmental movement to tackle new challenges.