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Company Carbon Death Map

Winner: Transparency Prize

The judges say:

Company Carbon Deathmap hits two audiences: it’s provocative and could be used to apply pressure to industries, equally it helps bring visibility of risk to mainstream investors.

Description

The FTSE 100 group of companies are valued by the market based on expectations about their future earning potential. But the huge assets of fossil fuels owned and used by the companies pose a systemic risk their earning potential. Given that future emissions of carbon dioxide are highly constrained if we are to avoid climate change, companies sitting on large stocks of carbon are likely to see the value of these commodities reduce as they become increasingly difficult to use…

…so how does the current valuation of companies change if we take this into account?

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Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Winner: Built Environment Prize

The judges say:

We liked the addition of user-generated content in to data in this project, adding personal comfort data could extend to applications like FourSquare, and make environmental information less boring.

Description

Building energy efficiency statistics, with user satisfaction and mapping for visualisation.

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Greensta

Description

Investigating the outlook for our standard of living.

We analyse trends of salary inflation vs energy cost increase and general inflation to demonstrate that our standard of living is set to decrease unless:-

  • We personally have above inflation pay rises
  • We reduce the amount we spend on energy/food/products

The details asked during our survey are personal and highlight a real problem in the mid to long term for all of us.

Our current economic system is untenable and we’ll need to make some huge changes in the coming decades.

Visualisation

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Is your washing machine rinsing your wallet?

Description

How much do your appliances cost you in energy over their lifetime?

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AMEE in excel

Winner: Behaviour Change Prize

The judges say:

We believe over 80% of the sustainability field currently use spreadsheets. As a process, this is broken, not scalable and inaccurate. AMEE in Excel Integrates spreadsheets with web-services, to create a behaviour change that could address this issue and bring more credibility to the market.

Links

https://github.com/mrdavidlaing/AMEEInExcel
https://github.com/cityindex/CIAPI.CS/tree/master/src/AMEE
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Description

AMEE In Excel is an Excel 2010 addin that tightly integrates AMEE data & calculations into Excel.

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Kindle Energy Dashboard

Winner: Innovation Prize

The judges say:

We had only one word to describe this innovation: Awesome.

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MQTT Kindlet

Description

Making use of an energy-efficient, lightweight, portable, and highly “”glanceable”” device – the e-Ink Amazon Kindle – to connect to energy data delivered over the lightweight MQTT protocol.

The app requires the Kindle to be “jailbroken”, and uses data publically available from bmreports and the realtime carbon site powered by AMEE, via test.mosquitto.org

The idea is to generate dashboard images to use as screensavers on the Kindle when it is “sleeping”.

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Localista

http://localista.org
https://github.com/ebner/localista

Description

Eating locally is one of the best ways we have to reduce our environmental impact, empower our local communities and create links with our neighbours.

Localista is a prototype web service for slow local food, to help build local communities of people that grow, sell, buy and swap food.

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London’s Invisible Smog

http://londonsmog.heroku.com/

Description

A hack that uses real time data from the London Air project and Google street view to help you see the pollution that is present but invisible.

Team

http://jasonneylon.wordpress.com/
http://www.uswitch.com/
http://forwardtechnology.co.uk/jasonneylon

Many thanks to:

  • Anya Stang
  • Sarah Goodwin
  • Andrew Berkeley
  • Adam Nieman
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Mastodon

Winner: Best Hack and Peoplefund.it Prize

The judges say:

Mastodon looks to the future of distributed computing, and is a great example of web-meets-cleantech.

Links

http://www.mastodonc.com/

Description

Don’t let your cloud computing become hairy, lumbering, and extinct.¬†Use Mastodon C to select the most efficient and sustainable location for your job. Continually calculated and updated, to give you the confidence that your data crunching won’t destroy the planet.

The financial cost and carbon cost depends on:

  • Live costs from cloud providers right now
  • Current energy mix at each location
  • Current temperature at each location (low temperature means less cooling needed, so less energy used per operation)

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Nanode Ambient Energy Display

https://gist.github.com/1704231

Description

A hardware hack to a Rainbowduino 8×8 RGB matrix display allowing it to display power consumption data as big bold colourful graphics. Data received wirelessly from the Open Energy Monitor EmonTx. Ideal for old folks or visually impaired who may struggle with digital display devices.

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