CURB Shows Smart Home Energy Management at CES 2017

Published on January 3, 2017

It’s that time of the year. Nearly 200,000 people from all over the world will descend upon Las Vegas to discover the latest, most exciting consumer technology and innovations at CES. We’re excited to be a part of it and proud to say that we’ll be involved in the show’s first ever Smart Energy Marketplace, an area of the show run completely on an independent energy microgrid. Our home energy monitoring hardware will be installed in the microgrid so we can monitor and show in real-time the area’s energy generation and usage including the cost of charging an on-site Tesla. We…

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CURB New Year 2017 Lightning Discounts

Published on December 29, 2016

Just in time for your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions, CURB is excited to announce limited time offers for everyone interested in making their home smarter, safer and more energy efficient. A curb is installed inside an electrical breaker panel, measuring all the electrical usage and production in a home, building or solar array. Curb’s CURB provides detail on a circuit-by-circuit basis so you can see the cost of each appliance and room in your home. With CURB, not only is there real-time visual feedback on consumption and solar production, but mobile notifications alert customers to any abnormalities with appliances. To that end, we…

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11 Simple Ways to Save Energy in the Home

Published on December 28, 2016

Curb aims to help our customers change the way they relate to energy, and more specifically, the ways in which they use energy. Using a curb, like CURB, gives customers a window into the heart of their home, by creating opportunities to see where energy is being used and by which appliances. A big part of the work at CURB is empowering our customers to be more energy literate. Learning more about energy — where it comes from, how it’s used, calculated, and affects daily life — is energy literacy. Becoming energy literate helps you achieve lower energy bills, and ensures more…

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CURB® chosen by Schneider Electric as the IoT Brain Trust for its Square D™ Load Centers

Published on December 15, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – December 15, 2016 – CURB, the high-tech start-up maker of the world’s most powerful and intelligent home energy monitoring systems, today announced that their proprietary hardware and software have been chosen by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, as the intelligence core for its Square D smart load centers. According to Forrester Research, home energy management is the leading driver of smart home interest for US home owners, ahead of security monitoring and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. GreenTech Media predicts the market for home energy management systems to exceed $4 billion…

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Small Data is the new Big Data

Published on December 9, 2016

Residential energy monitoring sits at the crossroads of big data and small data. In gathering the world’s richest census of in-home energy usage data, CURB is positioned with highly leverageable big data intelligence. At the same time, CURB is invested in generating the types of small data insights that can not only help individual consumers increase safety, save energy and save money, but also contribute valuable observations that change the way we all use energy. Big data is essential for many companies to inform business decisions, but small data is, increasingly, the better route to achieve smarter, more relevant solutions. It is the humanizing element…

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CURB Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials

Published on November 21, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, CURB is excited to announce limited time offers for everyone interested in making their home smarter, safer and more energy efficient. A curb is installed inside an electrical breaker panel, measuring all the electrical usage and production in a home, building or solar array. Curb’s CURB provides detail on a circuit-by-circuit basis so you can see the cost of each appliance and room in your home. With CURB, not only is there real-time visual feedback on consumption and solar production, but mobile notifications alert customers to any abnormalities with appliances. To that end, we wanted to offer…

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Designing for Our Energy Future

Published on November 17, 2016

At Curb, we believe the ways our society relates to energy are fundamentally broken. Most people wouldn’t tolerate a grocery store that doesn’t post prices on food for sale; and nobody would tolerate a grocer that sends a bill for a multiple of the expected amount months after the fact. But that’s exactly how we pay for energy. We designed CURB to help people understand exactly where their energy is going in real time, to support them in making material changes to save money. It turns out that the cleanest and cheapest energy is the energy that we don’t actually…

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Smart Homes Curb Energy Use

Published on September 9, 2016

In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), the demand for a connected home for connected things is growing at a rapid clip. As smart things demand seamless integration across multiple channels, homes must also become smarter. The smart home ecosystem is set to grow from $3 billion to $18 billion annually over the next decade. This growth comes in part because smart homes are no longer the exclusive purview of luxury homes. Rather, smart products and integrations are becoming more affordable than ever. Now, anyone can have an automated home. And before long, it will be abnormal not to live in a smart home….

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What is IoT & How Does it Apply to Me?

Published on July 1, 2016

The hottest thing in technology isn’t just for the digerati. Think about your FitBit. It tracks your steps, sleep, workouts, nutrition, and weight goals — all displayed on an easy-to-use app. Your FitBit is configured with a multitude of sensors and ultimately connects to the Internet to keep track of all your data. Empowered as such, you can monitor your heartbeat, understand your dietary needs better, and meet your fitness goals. This knowledge creates habits of a healthy lifestyle. This is the Internet of Things (AKA IoT). IoT is the integration of physical objects with the Internet so that they can communicate with…

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Smart Homes are the Key to Smart Cities

Published on June 24, 2016

The first Smart Cities Innovation Summit took place in Austin from June 13-15, 2016, introducing forward-thinking cities to smart new solutions in order to keep up with rapid growth in green initiatives. Eric Gould Bear, CURB’s Chief Experience Officer, joined Shawn Freeman, Trusource Lab’s CMO, on a panel exploring issues of smart meters, energy saving strategies, and data privacy. Smart cities are the key to change; large scale change. Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, says, “If cities become greener, then we change the world.” The world is not indestructible and resources are not unlimited. By advancing in a direction of…

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