Enertiv New York City, NY
Revolutionizing the way energy is monitored in buildings by turning real-time energy readings into actionable insights. Enertiv design and manufacture easy-to-install energy meters and sensors that work with their advanced energy management software and provide informed recommendations on reducing consumption. The company are aiming to take the mystery out of energy usage in buildings by making it 100% transparent and showing users how to be more efficient. Because the system pinpoints each energy inefficient behavior with simple language in real-time, it’s easier to educate your occupants in a meaningful way. Enertiv will also work with you to incentivize your tenants, franchisees, or clients to maximize savings through competition. Your energy data is also crafted to be shared with your occupants. With increased transparency and a nudge of behavioral psychology, Enertiv’s interactive platform will empower you to increase sustainability throughout the building.
Simple Energy Boulder, CO
Simple Energy is a software company using social game mechanics to change how people save energy and how utilities engage customers. By making energy savings more accessible and fun, consumers are more likely to participate in energy saving intiatives. The product is comprised of three core modules, each designed to reach consumers across their preferred platforms (web, mobile, app, and social networks). With data-driven micro-targeted messaging providing tips, insights, and rewards, social competitions and leaderboards to encourage users and reward engagement and a marketplace for energy-related products and services that helps users put their savings to work. Simple Energy users get an average of 6.7% energy savings and over 10% during peak times.
Orbital Systems Malmö, Sweden
Orbital Systems is a cutting-edge technology company in southern Sweden that has developed a disruptive water recycling technology. Orbital Systems is tackling the issue of water conservation with a new household shower that purifies any water that goes down the drain and sends it back to the shower head. Its closed-loop system could retain over 90 percent of the water and 80 percent of the energy consumed by an ordinary shower. To recycle the water coming out of it, a sophisticated filtering system and pump is fitted directly beneath the shower drain in the floor. As the soapy, used water flows into the drain, it's immediately purified and pumped right back into the shower to be re-used again and again. It's a similar system to the kind astronauts use on space shuttles and Orbital Systems has collaborated with the Johnson Space Center at NASA on the project. The current model of the OrbSys Shower has a touchscreen embedded in the wall, which allows users to check its status and adjust the temperature and water flow more precisely. Water and energy savings, higher comfort, and cleaner water.