Monitoring corporate water use is about to get very simple for Sustainability Managers.
“We’re starting with electricity and we’re interested in moving on to natural gas and other utilities [such as water] in the home,” Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change Initiatives at Google, said.
Google’s PowerMeter application currently allows end-users to track and analyze energy usage from any internet-enabled device, including smart phones.
Coupling PowerMeter with current water analytics data from systems like TaKaDu’s Water Infrastructure Management suite (which works with currently available water data) and AUG Signals’ Intelligent Drinking Water Monitoring System could create a service for businesses seeking to quantify and reduce their water costs and footprint.
Making water metrics available on smart phones, for example, will reduce adoption costs and shorten the learning curve, leading to widespread use.
Imagine corporate Sustainability Managers at conferences, standing in circles with their smart phones out, comparing water efficiency.
via cnet News