Research validates geo’s award winning, market leading product saves water, energy and money
(Cambridge, UK – 6th May 2014) Green Energy Options (geo) is pleased to announce the results of a year-long trial demonstrating in-home water displays reduce consumption and costs to consumers and water companies. The Anglian Water trial used geo’s Ensemble Water, the world’s first colour in-home smart water display.
According to OFWAT, customer engagement, innovation and water efficiency should become increasingly important in the future. From 11,500 Anglian Water households using in-home smart displays, a representative sample of 422 customers was chosen from across a wide socio-economic range. The trial measured an average decrease in water use of 3-4% using in-home displays, with the highest reductions at 8%. Some customers also volunteered customer feedback. If all of Anglian Water’s 1.3 million domestic households used geo’s display to achieve the efficiencies captured by the study, nearly 12 million litres of water would be saved daily in this one region alone.
The implications of these savings on a broader scale are considerable. Customers saving water also save on the 30% of domestic energy generally used to heat water. Paul Glass, Metering Change Manager at Anglian Water Services, adds: “
Not only can the IHD help customers to reduce their water bill, but their energy costs as well if they use less hot water. The environment benefits too, with less extraction, and less energy used for treatment, pumping and water recycling.”
Notably, these results were achieved without putting an additional burden on call centres. Real-time data enables customers to feel in control, manage their consumption and act proactively in response to the live information and realistic forecasts provided by their in-home display.
The Ensemble Water has already won awards for green economy and product design. Accessible and convenient to use, the display provides real-time information, working with a smart meter to show consumers how much water is being used and how much money is being spent. geo’s display also alerts customers to water leaks, enabling immediate repairs to minimise costly damage.
For further information, contact Rachel Bennett, Vice President, Green Energy Options.
About Anglian Water
Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales. The company’s customer base has grown by 20% in the last 20 years, but they still provide the same amount of water today as they did in 1990 – almost 1.2 billion litres every single day - by minimizing leaks and encouraging more water-wise customers.
About Green Energy Options (geo)
geo designs and produces in-home energy displays, online energy services and mobile applications that make energy engaging. We enable energy suppliers, meter manufacturers and installers to strengthen relationships with their customers by putting them in control of their energy consumption, their home appliances and their energy budget in a visual, informative and engaging way. Our products and services work together with pre-smart and smart meters and microgeneration to enable the energy-efficient home.