SaveEnergy123 and the Green Button Come Together to Help Homeowners Save Energy

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Energy efficiency innovator enhances popular service by adding the Green Button Energy Viewer to support the nationally recognized standard.

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The Green Button is the perfect complement to SaveEnergy123's user friendly and very practical DIY energy savings resources

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SaveEnergy123, a free homeowner do-it-yourself energy assessment service, announced today that it has incorporated the industry-wide supported Green Button energy- information standards into its on-line suite of home energy saving calculators.

The Green Button initiative is an industry-led effort that responds to a White House call-to-action to provide utility customers with secure access to a detailed and easy-to-read energy usage report. Delivered in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format, the report enables customers to begin taking steps to reduce energy waste that, by some estimates can equal or exceed 30 percent of energy consumption.

From a utility website, customers can download their detailed energy usage report with a simple and secure click of a literal "Green Button." Upon downloading, homeowners have the ability to use their information in collaboration with on-line tools like SaveEnergy123 to determine appropriate actions to reduce energy consumption and waste.

Over 22 major utilities and electricity suppliers currently support the Green Button initiative, which officially launched in January 2012. This number will continue to expand as utilities respond to the growing interest by homeowners to understand and take control of their energy consumption.

"The Green Button is the perfect complement to SaveEnergy123's user friendly and very practical DIY energy savings resources,” SaveEnergy123 CEO Tom Schaefer said. “Whether just curious, or ready to take steps but not sure where to start, homeowners now have a place to turn to for secure, trusted and reliable recommendations on their path to discover ways to lower their energy usage."

SaveEnergy123 provides an intuitive set of calculators, a rich information library and other resources to help homeowners better understand their current energy usage and build "what-if" home improvement scenarios to find ways to reduce their energy usage and save money in a neutral and secure online environment.

Now, with the inclusion of the Green Button Energy Viewer, homeowners are able to upload, view and analyze their actual usage data in order to make more meaningful choices about steps that can be taken to improve energy efficiency. Color-coded by energy categories and clickable pie charts created from the Green Button data break down the homeowners’ usage by category such as lighting or appliances to visualize and better understand where to get started with the calculators.

SaveEnergy123, together with the Green Button, now provides unprecedented capability for homeowners to understand their energy saving options, and ultimately reduce their energy bills significantly.

About SaveEnergy123: is a free web resource for homeowners to find ways to lower their home energy usage and save money in the process. Homeowners are able to use various energy saving calculators to get energy savings recommendations at their own pace. By creating a profile homeowners are able to return as often as they wish to continue the process of assessing their consumption, learning ways to save, finding energy efficient products and identifying contractors to perform various services. Home improvement contractors can sign up for free to SaveEnergy123 and help their customers save energy along with their services to improve comfort as well.

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