Tools You Need to Track Energy Consumption – WattzOn

Jan 12, 2009

“Climate change is a global problem. But it’s individuals who will create the solution.” This is the WattzOn premise.

WattzOn is a free online tool to quantify, track, compare and understand the total amount of energy needed to support all of the facets of your lifestyle with the goal of helping you find ways to reduce your personal power consumption.

Accuracy- and data-wise, I wouldn’t say it’s anything incredibly special. It’s essentially a calculator. Punch in some numbers about stuff like where you live and your travels and you get a rough estimate of your energy use. However, WattzOn puts the numbers into context with some comparisons like you vs number of filled balloons or gallons of oil and you vs the rest of the WattzOn community.

This is essential when it comes to data types that aren’t a part of everyday conversation. Again, it’s nothing earth shattering – we’ve seen this before – but still, WattzOn is s a good effort to get people to talk green.

[Thanks Joseph and Jodi]

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