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Urban Energy Efficiency 2015

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Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
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How do we leverage innovation in hardware, software and business models to increase urban energy efficiency?

Urban centers have always been the hearts of economies, driving growth and creating jobs. But cities also strain under the burden, their transport and utility arteries often overloaded with the pressure of supporting rapid urbanization and development.

As a result, access to energy can be both costly and unreliable. In many fast-growing cities, the demand for energy outstrips both total supply and the capacity of the grid to deliver that energy to businesses and households. Blackouts are a typical result and they are costly and dangerous. Energy generation is also often very inefficient. As such, energy efficiency holds a big opportunity for reducing wasted energy resources, freeing up financial resources for private and public actors, and reducing the carbon footprints of the mentioned cities.

Negawatt Challenge is an open-innovation competition that will leverage entrepreneurial ecosystems to surface software, hardware and new business solutions to transform cities into more sustainable places. Negawatt is unfolding on the Climate CoLab (for online submissions) as well as in four cities around the world — Accra, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Rio de Janeiro.

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23 Proposals
A smart energy audit on consumers’ phones displaying their real time electricity consumption, wastage sources n tips to reduce energy use.
An initative thar reduce green house gases emissions; while you generate electricity, get a healthier life and reduce vehicular traffic.
The project looks at the various districts in Accra producing their own electricity by collecting biogas from households in the districts.
To phase out the use of wood fuel in schools,and encourage the use of biogas from school sewage, as a renewable source of cooking fuel.
Solution to problems on energy by rapid urbanization can be solved if key areas that escalate usage and energy efficiency is addressed
Empowering every consumer with the tools and knowledge to reduce their consumption and to provide a user friendly energy management solution
Asor is simply lights on in Akan, a Ghanaian dialect.
Increasing Efficiency In Clean Water Supply And Usage In Urban And Rural Societies By Making Water Provision An Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
A Home Automation sytem that generates crypto-tokens by succesfully conserving energy, subsidizing food production and waste removal.
Deriving patterns from sustainability performance data through an online platform to enable evidence based policy making.
Reduce your electrical energy consumption, carbon footprint and also your expenditure through the minimize calculator tool/application.
Re-engineer urban driveways/roads to provide CO2 negative energy conversion/storage, on-site sewage management and water reclamation.
Wide use of eco-friendly public transport over private transport in cities will reduce misuse of fuel, traffic jams and reduce emission.
'The Fan Idea' uses wind energy to both insulate buildings and generate electricity into standby reserves, for minute tasks.
Traffic congestion management system to monitor all major congested roads and control traffic lights on junctions to avoid the traffic jams.
Using household level Energy Performance Index to determine energy distribution strategies during power-scarce situations in Indian cities.
A campaign encouraging residents of cities to turn up the AC temperature by 2 degrees in commercial spaces to reduce climate change impact.
A real time EER/COP monitoring supplement to Split/large ACs that greatly impacts the field of preventative maintenance.
To Reduce The emission of Greenhouse Gases and Improve Energy Efficiency using Automated and Remote Computerized Systems.
Each electrical n electronic devices can have IP adress-hence connected-and all use energy-can they communicate energy consumption n saving?
Proporcionar energía eficiente y reducir el CO2 en la cuidad para beneficio del ambiente y la sociedad.
Our D_City report and network concept diagram promote delivery options for the global Earth observation system of systems (GEOSS) project.
Use airborne thermography to hunt for e.g. heat leaks in buildings. Large areas or detail can be covered with FLIR on UAV, helis, etc.