Powering down for profit [News]

January 23, 2014 by  
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By Francis Kan, TODAY, 23 Jan 2014

When Mr Kenneth Lee installed a device to monitor energy use at home more than five years ago, something unexpected happened.

As his children became more aware of how much power they were consuming, they started to urge each other to turn off the lights and electrical appliances that were not in use.

More than a means to collate and display information, the gadget became a rallying call for his family to save energy when they could.

“Providing my family with feedback on how they were consuming energy changed their behaviour,” said Mr Lee, 43.

The veteran IT professional, who was then on a year-long break after working with industry giants such as SAP, was later appointed as a distributor for the gadget in Asia.

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Source: TODAY

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