The Green Button initiative is an industry-led effort that responds to a White House call-to-action to provide utility customers with easy and secure access to their energy usage information in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format. Customers are able to securely download their own detailed energy usage with a simple click of a literal "Green Button" on electric utilities' websites.
The Green Button initiative was officially launched in January 2012. To date, a total over 50 utilities and electricity suppliers have signed on to the initiative. In total, these commitments ensure that over 60 million homes and businesses will be able to securely access their own energy information in a standard format.
Green button data can be used by commercial energy users (virtual energy audits, usage reconciliation, benchmarking resource usage, validating efficiency goals), residential consumers (efficiency programmes, virtual energy audits, fact based service deployment), public institutions (management policy validation, quality of service analysis, operational management, benchmarking), utilities and energy service providers (customer engagement, service analytics, efficiency programmes), software/systems vendors (reduced customer acquisition costs, market accessibility, interoperable services delivery), energy efficiency organisations (stakeholder engagement, efficiency programme development, efficiency analytics, services development).
For further information please visit: http://www.greenbuttondata.org/