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Title:E3: Energy Efficient Electricity
Author(s):Lee, John; Bae, Soyoung; Sauceda, Sam
Subject(s):Consumer electronics -- Source reduction (Waste management)
Sustainable design
Abstract:E3 is a home monitoring energy system designed to help homeowners lower energy bills and prolong the life of their appliances. By installing a home meter and specialized outlets made of recycled plastic and electronic components, homeowners can monitor the energy use of appliances and electronics. Using a smart phone app, a homeowner can disconnect chargers and other devices when they're not in use to avoid "phantom" energy use, thus reducing CO2 emissions. The lifespan of cell phone batteries and other devices are often shortened through overcharging and overheating. The app can also determine the best times to use an appliance or device to avoid peak hours. The concept was submitted by industrial design students from California State University at Long Beach. The project won the Gold award in the Prevention category.
Issue Date:2012
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-04-01

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