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A home energy efficiency platform is described having as its fundamental component a network-connected, multi-sensing learning thermostat that leverages a visually pleasing interactive display associated therewith to encourage energy-saving behavior by a competitive gamesmanship modality, either in terms of self-competition in which a users energy-saving performance is measured against themselves over time, or in terms of community competition in which a users energy-saving behavior is measured against a relevant community.

Title
Methods for encouraging energy-efficient behaviors based on a network connected thermostat-centric energy efficiency platform
Application Number
13/976400
Publication Number
9342082 (B2)
Application Date
January 3, 2012
Publication Date
May 17, 2016
Inventor
Matthew Lee Rogers
Los Gatos
CA, US
Anthony Michael Fadell
Portola Valley
CA, US
Yoky Matsuoka
Palo Alto
CA, US
Isabel Guenette
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
F24F 11/00
G06Q 20/08
G06Q 50/16
G06Q 50/06
G06Q 30/06
G06Q 30/02
G06Q 10/00
G05D 23/19
G05B 15/02
G06Q 30/00
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