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National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: Compare Your Energy Costs/Sustainability With Free Tool

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Jerry Jackson has provided energy market analysis, software and utility customer databases and analysis to more than two-hundred energy technology companies, energy service providers, utilities...

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  • Jan 11, 2022

A new Sustainability Assessment Tool provides free individual and business sustainability scores, energy cost & emissions benchmarking and savings evaluations.  The tool can be accessed at:

FYI, the Sustainability Assessment Tool :

  • Is free for individual households and businesses – no registration required
  • Uses an estimate of energy costs, your ZIP code and a few household/business details to provide an assessment in about 1 minute
  • Provides a sustainability score (0 - 100) reflecting energy use and emissions based on a comparison with similar residences/buildings in your ZIP code
  • Shows reductions in energy costs and emissions for different efficiency targets
  • Provides tips that can immediately improve your sustainability score and reduce your energy costs

Works for all continental US residential and commercial buildings providing accurate results based on the 7+ million record MAISY Utility Customer Databases

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Jim Stack on Jan 14, 2022

I got a 95 out if 100on the score. I put in solar pv myself in 2001. No other fuels. We make 120% of what we use. I also drive electric in a small very efficient 2016 Chevy Spark EV . I have averages 7miles per kWh for the last 10, 000 miles. We eat vegan. I also ride a bicycle if it is just me traveling. 

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Bob Meinetz on Jan 22, 2022

Very impressive, Jim. If all residents of developed countries had as much access to solar energy and were as conscientious as you, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now.

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Henry Craver on Jan 24, 2022

Very cool tool. I imagine the kind of people who'd find this interesting, however, are already pretty efficient electricity consumers. Like Jim, for example. 

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Mark Silverstone on Apr 15, 2022
  1. Provide a meaningful measure of benefits associated with emissions. Pounds of CO2 emissions and reductions have little meaning to most of us. Showing the reduction in equivalent miles driven or equivalent of how may trees would have to be planted for a specific energy use reduction is a much more meaningful and motivational metric. Similarly, providing an actual cost savings estimate associated with meeting a percentile target is much more likely to motivate behavior.

I suggest that a problem is that so many people would not believe either the information about emissions nor about potential cost benefits, much less about how many trees it would take to offset emissions. That is, of course, assuming that they believe emissions reductions are important.

A tax on emissions might «nudge» them.

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