In Germany, home metering is taking off with GreenPocket
which “helps consumers share their carbon footprint in a competitive and entertaining way on Facebook.” It’s extremely well designed and thought through, integrating services with power providers and large business to provide energy consumption data analysis. Here in the US we’ve had consumer conservation focused non-gamed devices, like the Belkin Conserve Line
, which doesn’t seem to be setting the world on fire. Maybe, like in other industries
, gaming mechanics are the answer to sustained behavior change?