Save Energy with MS Hohm
Microsoft today announced the launch of its new energy management application, Hohm. Hohm, using licensed technology from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, calculates energy usage in a home and gives recommendations on how consumers can cut their energy and save money. The Redmond, WA-based software company said in the release that the goal of Hohm is not just to lower costs, but to help the environment. Information can be provided by a user or calculated based on national and local averages. The application also demonstrates an integration of several Microsoft projects including search engine Bing, cloud computing platform Azure, and Microsoft Advertising.