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EPA Grant Number: SU831870
Title: AWARE@home: Profitably Integrating Conservation into the American Home
This P3 project developed an information gathering and reporting tool that will allow households to monitor their own resource consumption patterns in real time and on-demand, and to measure the costs and impacts of specific energy conservation actions. Given the existence of metering technology in the homes already, researchers focused on developing very inexpensive electronics and wireless technology to bring this metering information to a personal computer in real time. Real-time costs and environmental impacts are delivered to allow conservation actions taken at any point in time to be instantly reflected in dollars saved and emissions reduced.