Google buys Nest: data / privacy implications

Bruno Girin

January 14, 2014

The Internet was in a bit of a frenzy last night as Google announced that they acquired Nest for a cool $3.2 billion. Everybody from technology web sites like TechCrunch or The Register to general media like the BBC and The Guardian had something to say about it and analysis to offer. The original press release doesn’t say much so everything beyond this is speculation.

At EnergyDeck, we have a team composed of former employees of Google and Opower among others, working on an innovative web-based solution for energy management in buildings. So it goes without saying that we’re rather excited about the news. However, I’d like to take a step back and look at the acquisition and potential implications for users from a pure data and technology standpoint.

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Making it Easy To Manage Complex Tariffs

Bruno Girin

January 07, 2014

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As we have nearly 1000 registered users on EnergyDeck, I thought I would share a very useful piece of insight into the use a cool feature that has been live on the platform for a few months now. This particular feature is an extension to our contract and tariff support and is all about making it easier for you to track costs that result from energy use.

Our initial contract and tariff implementation allowed you to group tariffs within contracts and assign a single charge to each tariff. Of course, this is not quite the way real life works. Most tariffs have more than one charge, there is a mix of consumption linked charges, standing charges and percentage based charges like VAT. So we added that in.

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From the Deck – Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and an Energy Efficient 2014

Michael Charalambous

December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas. It's been an amazing 2013 for EnergyDeck. Our team has been working tirelessly to deliver the real estate industry's leading engagement platform, collecting awards and signing some major customers. We're proud to announce our collaboration with East Midlands Housing, one of the largest social housing providers in the Midlands, bringing our total tally of clients to over 20.

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Data In, Reports Out: making your data work for you

Bruno Girin

October 09, 2013

The latest update to EnergyDeck is primarilly about data, making it easier to feed raw meter readings into the system at one end and extracting useful high level information at the other end with minimal effort in between.

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Just Getting Started: The West of England Carbon Challenge relaunches after four successful years

Nick Mason

October 03, 2013

Launched in May 2009 by Forum for the Future, the West of England Carbon Challenge (WECC) brought public and private organisations from across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire together in a collective commitment to reduce their carbon emissions by 2.5% year-on-year, targeting a total reduction of 10% by 2012/13.

In this time the network has grown from 10 founders to over 130 members, including the likes of BBC, Environment Agency, Triodos Bank, Yeo Valley and Wessex Water. While WECC fell a bit short of the overall group target, there have been notable successes with over 50% of members showing reductions in emissions and several showing drops of over 20%.

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