The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced that since its launch two years ago at the “Birth of the Green Button Ecosystem” event—which was hosted by GBA member San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)—its members have been busy educating the industry on the benefits of the Green Button energy data-access standard and actively expanding the Green Button ecosystem.
Today, GBA members, comprised of leading utilities and vendors, are offering proven Green Button platforms that enable residential and commercial customers to easily access and securely share their energy usage data to better-manage home and building resource consumption.
This week in DistribuTECH Booth #2642 and during panel discussions, members of the Green Button Alliance will educate attendees on the broad capabilities of the Green Button standard. The Green Button Alliance will also hold its Annual Members Meeting to facilitate continued education and utility, vendor, and consumer adoption of standardized Green Button technology around the world.
“Utilities worldwide are seeking cost-effective ways to strengthen customer engagement and provide access to customer energy data in ways that ensure customer privacy,” said Barry Haaser, executive director, Green Button Alliance. “Members of the Green Button Alliance are already fulfilling this industry need by enabling a large number of third-party applications and services that use the Green Button Connect My Data standard.”
GBA members are providing their residential and commercial customers with easy access to their energy usage information while enabling them to securely share their data with third-party web and mobile applications to assist them in efficiently managing their energy consumption. For the commercial building sector, access to a single, standardized Green Button data format across utilities offers enormous time-savings and reporting-efficiency benefits; as facility managers have historically had to access utility data in various formats for multiple buildings across jurisdictions, as noted in this new video. For the solar market, utility-provided Green Button data are also highly beneficial to, and sought-after, by both consumers and vendors. GBA members offer a variety of innovative solutions that leverage customer energy usage data to more-quickly and -accurately evaluate potential solar projects or to monitor existing installations.