Apr 16, 2014
Our very own Alex Katzman explains why energy-smart shopping can save serious money. This 3 minute video - produced by our friends at 1776 - provides a great overview of Enervee's consumer benefits. We are a proud finalist of the 1776 Challenge Cup and are looking forward to the Festival in May.
Apr 1, 2014
First, we have just launched the light bulbs category! We are very excited about adding this to the Enervee site, as if you're not already aware, the cost of powering LED bulbs is up to 7x cheaper than standard incandescent bulbs. We are planning to add a helpful comparison on our product detail pages (see example below) to show you how the light bulb you are looking at compares to a standard model.
Second, in February we launched a new and improved Enervee site which includes a brand new responsive web and mobile-enabled interface allowing you to easily narrow your product search to find the products you are most interested in. Additionally, we now track each product's user reviews and sales enabling us to provide helpful recommendations on the Most Energy Efficient, Lowest TrueCost and Most Popular & Efficient products.
Lastly, we have been very busy expanding our energy efficiency data platform to provide additional products and services for retailers, electric utilities and governments. Please reach out to us if you would like to find out more.
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
I almost lost my voice while practicing the pitch out loud in a meeting room about 20 times. I've done three minute pitches before, but honestly trying to cover all of the key points in a minute and still sound well polished is a tall order. In the end I was able to deliver a compelling presentation and was selected as a finalist. The next step was for me and seven other startups to give a more detailed five minute pitch covering the full potential of the business to a panel of judges.
I decided to show the judges a sneak peak of some soon to be released new Enervee functionality which will expand our site to provide personal product recommendations based on lowest total cost (purchase price + energy cost), highest energy efficiency, and most popular (sales + user reviews). It definitely got everyone's attention, but I think the true surprise was when I showed the size of the market opportunity.
Looking at just our first ten categories, 150 million consumer electronics and appliance products are purchased annually in the US. If the most efficient models were chosen over average efficiency ones we would collectively save $18 billion in lifetime energy cost. When you look at the full scale of the global market including real estate and automobiles, we are talking over 2.8 billion transactions annually with a potential lifetime energy savings of $1 trillion.
It must have sunk in that we are onto something very big and Enervee won! We will be attending the final competition in Washington, DC in May 2014 along with the winners of all 16 cities that participated.
And as I hinted at, expect a whole host of exciting new functionality to be released very soon on enervee.com. Also, we can now finally shed some light on who reigns supreme in the energy efficiency war between the latest hot technology on the market: the PS4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned.
Nov 12, 2013
Given the fact that the PS4 provides such a massive increase in gaming performance over previous console generations, Enervee estimates that even with higher power consumption it would be the most efficient console on the market. We actively await the release of power specifications for Microsoft's Xbox One to run the full comparison. View our ranking of current generation gaming consoles.
- In September, Enervee presented a global data standard for capturing appliance energy efficiency and pricing specifications at the EEDAL conference in Coimbra Portugal. You can view the presentation and full report here.
- In October, Enervee participated in the Startup Showcase at the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas. Take a look at our presentation to over 200 attendees and a panel of judges.
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