Home energy calculator
Similar to the air travel GHG emission calculators, there are many tools available in the web that will calculate the energy consumption, $, and GHG emission for a house. Most utility companies and EPA have such information.
I want to take it next plateau. The model should be interactive and very user friendly for an elementary or middle school student to use. It should be specific to his/her house and able to do scenarios’ that reduces GHG. I want some initial capabilities done first and then add on other features. For initial stage, I want to have the following:
A web screen divided into 4 sections:
1. Section 1 will have the house plan
2. Section 2 will be working area. For example, a room in the house
3. Section 3 will have various energy consuming devices such as light bulbs, Oven, etc.
4. Section 4 will have meters that show energy consumption, $, and GHG