The EnergyStat™ was initially created as our entry into
Microsoft's Dare to Dream Different Challenge. The challange was
sponsered by Microsoft's .NET Micro Famework team and was open to
contestants internationally. The prizes ranged from hardware
development kits to business consulting and startup cash to
implement for the finalists. The competition has now concluded and
our entry was selected as a semi-finalist (among the top 50)! We
would like to congratulate all of the teams that submited an entry.
We saw a lot of great ideas from the competitors.
Our invention for the competition was a thermostat that offered
a combination of thermal energy learning for the invironment it is
installed in, as well as presenting info to the user that allows
them to make more energy efiicient decissions when adjusting their
climate control settings. The device is internet enabled so that it
is aware of upcoming weather changes, diplay weather alerts, and
can even allow the user to change their settings from anywhere they
have internet access. The combination of all these features would
untap additional energy savings out of the existing heating and
cooling system in any home. The goal of the EnergyStat is to be the
World's most energy efficient thermostat.
Although the competition has ended we intend to continue
developing this product to produce a version that is commercially
viable. Please check this page for future updates on the