As data increases and businesses are taking a proactive approach to energy savings, there's a growing opportunity to capture it with application software.
Apps are a great way to monitor and make use of this data for consumers and professionals. The growth of apps in sustainability is all about data.
"Energy, water, waste, toxics, carbon – the future of all of these things is linked in large part to how, and how well, we can measure, track, monitor, and optimize their flows. And that's all about data, and the apps that make it useful."
There are a number of sustainability-related apps such as JouleBug, iREcycle, and Goodguide. A number of the apps utilize the Green Button program. Launched in 2012 by California utilities, the Green Button standardizes the delivery of energy data from utilities to enable energy users to analyze and optimize their energy use.
Read more about sustainability apps at Greenbiz.