PRLog - Feb. 23, 2010 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Energy conservation in the home and business just got a lot easier thanks to Empower Software's release of their SmartHome energy management software. As experts in usability and design of energy monitoring, Empower provides user friendly access to the smart grid with a user interface that every consumer can understand. This industry-leading technology lets consumers see their appliance and total household/building energy consumption in real time by Day, Week or Month via an in-home Zigbee network.
"We are approaching the first time that consumers will be aware of how and when they use energy in their home or workplace, while getting immediate feedback on any changes. Understanding how consumers use their energy will result in a pronounced shift in their behaviour and savings on their utility bills" said James Willock, President of Empower Software.
Research into consumer behaviour supports Willock's assessment. Industry studies have
concluded that when consumers are given smart energy management tools like SmartHome by Empower, it helps them understand how they are using energy and how much it is costing per day with an estimate of their current energy bill. Consumers can start to make intelligent choices about their energy usage and, given real time feedback, they reduce their consumption by five to twenty percent.
Empower's home energy management system will be one of the leading technologies showcased at this month’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics as part of BC Hydro’s Home of the Future. Empower's new software technology leverages the Zigbee wireless standard for home area networking and can work independently or in conjunction with Zigbee enabled Smart Meters.
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About Empower Software:
Based in Vancouver, BC, Empower is transforming home energy management by delivering real time monitoring software that provides the easiest, most accurate, and most affordable way for consumers to manage their energy consumption—