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Smart Phone App Uses Occupant Experience to Boost Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

Boston-based Crowd Comfort has raised $273,000 in seed funding for a smart phone app that would tap occupants’ experience to maximize a building’s energy efficiency. “The newest energy-efficient buildings are filled with sensors and network and control technology. But the human beings who benefit from those technologies are often left out,” St. John writes. “That’s too bad, because humans can be important judges of temperature, lighting quality, and other key building operating metrics, and could feed back their data to make these processes even more accurate and efficient.”

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