Energy Efficiency for greater comfort and savings
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
Snugg Home, in partnership with Mobile Genius and Connecticut’s Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge, has released a leading-edge technology interface for Connecticut’s Energy Challenge program. The new interactive website and mobile functionality provides online home energy diagnostic tools, personalized homeowner pages, and other features that allow Connecticut residents to determine how to make their drafty homes into snug home, increasing energy efficiency and comfort, saving money, and improving health and safety in the process.
"Leading-Edge Technology Central to Home Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs"
More new features will be added to the program over the next few months, including an iPad/tablet based energy assessment tool called iAudit Pro from Snugg Home. The tool allows homeowners to work with auditors and contractors in their own home to discuss upgrade options and prioritize those investments based on energy savings, comfort, or health and safety. iAudit Pro provides homeowners an immediate estimate of the average monthly energy savings for the upgrade options chosen.
Snugg Home has developed a full suite of software modules to support energy efficiency programs. The software engages and assists homeowners in upgrading the efficiency of their homes, tracks progress and results of upgrades, and assists in the management of the program for comprehensive reporting. The Snugg Home software platform begins with an online home energy assessment tool. It provides an easy way for residents to gauge how much energy and money could be saved by investing in an energy upgrade or making certain lifestyle changes. Then, homeowners are presented with a personal dashboard that displays their progress in the program, past and current utility bill information, customized and automated alerts, energy savings comparisons to neighbors and social groups, and financing options, as well as home energy assessment reports, energy upgrade recommendations, and cost estimates.
The Snugg Home platform includes integration with social media, including Facebook and Twitter to keep homeowners engaged in the energy aspects of their home, outreach to homeowners on new rebates and opportunities, and allow homeowners to compare their energy use to others on a personal and community level. Additionally, back-end management tools allow Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge staff to schedule, track, manage, and follow-up on homeowners in the system. A comprehensive analytics package provides powerful tools for Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge staff to manage, predict, and report on the success of the program.
About Snugg Home
Snugg Home is a technology development and marketing company dedicated to advancing the energy efficiency of existing buildings across the nation. Snugg Home has designed a process and the software to make home energy retrofits extremely simple for homeowners, contractors, auditors, and program administrators, while harnessing the power of social media to build awareness through peer referrals and group contests. Our software connects the homeowner with municipal or utility programs, energy auditors, contractors, financing, and quality assurance inspectors. With logins and dashboards for each of these groups, Snugg Home brings everyone together into one convenient place.