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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Finalist!
Congratulations! Your proposal, Give Real-Time Feedback on Energy Use & Crowdsource the Hunt For Energy Leaks, in the Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality in Somerville contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.
Be proud of your accomplishment – more than 350 proposals were submitted and only a very small number have been advanced through these two rounds of judging.
As a Finalist, your proposal is eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as the contest’s Popular Choice award, which is determined by public voting.
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All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.
Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.
This proposal suggests an important, if not uncommon, solution that could have a big impact: sharing energy data. We feel that the proposed system might be even more impactful as an engagement tool than as diagnostic tool for energy efficiency upgrades, especially if its use were applied beyond municipal buildings.
Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!
Congratulations! Your proposal, "Give Real-Time Feedback on Energy Use & Crowdsource the Hunt for Energy Leaks" in the Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.
You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st until July 16, 2015 at 23:59pm Eastern Time.
Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.
At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.
Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
This proposal fits our City's belief that you can't manage what you can't measure.
The idea of providing informational feedback to promote action could be effective. My sense is that the impact of this proposal could be higher if it targets specific populations or buildings that could have a broader influence on the community - e.g., public spaces that are used by many people and in which they have agency to test how their behavior influences energy use (perhaps schools and libraries). If private homes are targeted, the stories the generated data would tell would be important to share with the broader community.
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