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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
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

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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Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
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
Oct 26, 2015
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A smart energy audit on consumers’ phones of their real time electricity consumption, wastage sources n tips to reduce energy use.
Oct 22, 2015
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Jul 14, 2015
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The project looks at the various districts in Accra producing their own electricity by collecting biogas from households in the districs.
Jul 14, 2015
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To phase out the use of wood fuel in schools,adn encourage the use of biogas from school sewage, as a renewable source of cooking fuel.
Jul 14, 2015
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Solution to problems on energy through rapid urbanization can be solved if key areas that escalate usage and energy efficiency is addressed
Jul 14, 2015
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Family being the building structures of the society, we decided to start our save energy awareness campaign right from the family.
Jul 14, 2015
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Jul 14, 2015
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Increasing Efficiency In Clean Water Supply And Usage In Urban And Rural Society By Making Water Provision An Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
Jun 17, 2015
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Jun 17, 2015
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Reduce your Carbon Footprint and also your expenditure through the minimize calculator tool/application.
Jun 13, 2015
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Re-engineer urban driveways/roads to provide CO2 negative energy conversion/storage, on-site sewage management and water reclamation.
Jun 13, 2015
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Wide use of eco-friendly public transport over private transport in cities will reduce misuse of fuel, traffic jams and reduce emission.
Jun 13, 2015
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'The Fan Idea' uses wind energy to both insulate buildings and generate electricity into standby reserves, for minute tasks.
Jun 13, 2015
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Traffic congestion management system to monitor all major congested roads and control traffic lights on junctions to avoid the traffic jams.
Jun 13, 2015
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Using household level Energy Performance Index to determine energy distribution strategies during power-scarce situations in Indian cities.
Jun 13, 2015
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A campaign encouraging residents of cities to turn up the AC temperature by 2 degrees in commercial spaces to reduce climate change impact.
Jun 13, 2015
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A real time EER/COP monitoring supplement to Split/large ACs that greatly impacts the field of preventative maintenance.
Jun 10, 2015
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To Reduce The emission of Greenhouse Gases and Improve Energy Efficiency using Automated and Remote Computerized Systems.
May 30, 2015
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A Home Automation sytem that generates crypto-tokens by succesfully conserving energy, subsidizing food production and waste removal.
May 14, 2015
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Each electrical n electronic devices can have IP adress-hence connected-and all use energy-can they communicate energy consumption n saving?
Apr 27, 2015
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Proporcionar energía eficiente y reducir el CO2 en la cuidad para beneficio del ambiente y la sociedad.
Apr 24, 2015
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Our D_City report and network concept diagram promote delivery options for the global Earth observation system of systems (GEOSS) project.
Apr 21, 2015
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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.