Smart Grid: Leafully Wins Apps for Energy Challenge

Leafully, an application developed by Seattle software developers Nathan Jhaveri and Tim Edgar, won the top prize of $30,000 in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Apps for Energy competition.

The idea behind Leafully is to helping consumers understand their energy usage.  Leafully translates energy utilization into its total tree footprint–the number of trees needed to offset the pollution created by one’s energy consumption.  The application is organized into hourly data (with historic trends), understanding abstract units of energy, and taking action.

Source:  John Cook, Geekwire, May 23, 2012.