The city of Knoxville is in the running for a $5 million prize that could be applied to public and community efforts to reduce energy consumption. Watch the video about this in the link below, then post comments, suggestions, questions, etc. as a response to this post.
Wearable technology devices are arguably one of the most interesting advances in the past few years. While the format is not there yet, and most wearable devices are abandoned within a short amount of time by their users, the more unobtrusive and low maintenance devices may start catching on soon. Here's an interesting article about some of the most recent advances:
If you are interested in Energy Systems Integration and you want to find out more about a group forming to share data and information about energy systems integration, then check out the new iiESI.org web site. The National Renewable Energy Lab is managing this site. Learn more about what NREL is doing related to energy systems integration at: http://www.nrel.gov/esi/esif.html.
Thank you for your help so far. Do you have an example function that you can post that uses the data in the URDB format that you can post that calculates the hourly/daily/monthly (whatever) utility cost? This would help greatly in understanding the schema format and the intent behind the different fields.
Any language would be fine for this code --> c, c++, python, java ...
I'm new to the group and looking forward to using the URDB API for a web-based energy-efficiency applicaiton I am building. I would like to understand the schema of the URDB so I can make sense of the data that is returned through the API in JSON format. I spent a bit of time looking around, but I could not find any documentation of the fields / schema for the database. Apologies if I just missed it and did not dig far enough ... but ... is that available somewhere here?