Energy and Emissions


As most of humanity moves to live in cities, energy efficiency and emissions control becomes a critical factor for our health as individuals, communities and as a planet. While many aspects of this issue are quite systemic and technology-driven, significant changes can take place from changes in our behaviour. How can we know more, spend less and live better are key questions and answers for advancement.

Your brief:

Solutions for Energy and Emissions should deal with, but are not limited to the following aspects:

  • help cut wasteful energy consumption
  • give tools to reduce energy spendings
  • improve transparency and visualization of energy consumption
  • provide Hints and tips on saving energy
  • facilitate automation and control of energy consumption of electronic home devices


Sometimes big problems are best described by breaking them down into smaller app-sized ones. Here’s some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! ;)

Cost Control

How might we help users gain control over and reduce their household energy bill?

Managing the monthly energy bill is a daunting task for many people. But helping to reduce monthly costs will also have a great impact on energy consumption in general.

Energy efficiency

How might we we help build and adapt homes to be more energy efficient?

Sometimes even small changes have big impact. But getting to know the tricks and solutions to make our homes more energy efficient is difficult and rarely fun!

Emissions & Health

How might we raise awareness and limit the effects of contaminants on health?

Emissions have a direct impact on us and the environment around us. Solutions to help us manage and avoid emissions can have a wide spectrum from teaching to monitoring to reporting.