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According to a study from the Environmental Defense Fund and energy-management software company OPower, Americans who get better power meter data (from both regular and smart meters) cut energy consumption by an average of 1.8% in the first year.  Th

According to a study from the Environmental Defense Fund and energy-management software company OPower, Americans who get better power meter data (from both regular and smart meters) cut energy consumption by an average of 1.8% in the first year. Th

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Ben commented on AARP Start Up Incubator (AARPubator)

Thanks for adding me to the team! I think those are both great starting points. I will get to work on matching strategies and the other challenges on the tech end and will send over some updates when ready!

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Ben commented on AARP Start Up Incubator (AARPubator)

I love this idea! I've met many seniors who have big dreams of starting and running a business, but lack much of the tech know how to actually achieve their goals.

As a young person with a pretty basic understanding of web design, I am constantly bombarded by seniors with questions. Your idea could potentially give them a resource that isn't their kids or their kid's friends. I would constantly use this as a resource to point them to.

I'd love to hear some example stories of the incubator in action. Also, what are some of the challenges that this idea would face?

I look forward to seeing this idea become more developed!

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Ben commented on Neighbor Comparisons

Thanks for the extremely helpful feedback Meena! I think there definitely would be some merit to comparing neighborhoods and streets. Maybe even directly telling households how their improved habits would positively impact their neighborhood's numbers.

I love your ideas for prototyping and am working on coming up with something using the links you posted as inspiration. It's definitely helpful having some guidance from someone with as much knowledge on this site as you. I'm excited to see what this idea becomes!

-Ben