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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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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NRTL, UL and TÜV Demystified

Published on May 16, 2016

Many people believe that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is the only Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) that can test and certify electrical equipment as acceptable under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.  As it turns out, UL doesn’t have and never has had a legal monopoly on certifying equipment as safe for the workplace. In fact, UL has had serious competition from other high quality labs recognized as NRTLs by OSHA for testing and certifying various types of products for over a quarter of a century.  Many of them are also qualified by governments outside the United States to perform…

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CURB Wins Two SXSW Pitch Competitions in 2016

Published on March 15, 2016

(from left to right: Tuttle, Norwood, Hurt, Sugar and Vander Ploeg) Innovative Home Energy Monitoring Solution wins McDonalds SXSW IoT Challenge and named Best in Show by Capital Factory for Austin Hardware Start-ups Since being named a “DEMO God” in 2014, CURB CEO Erik Norwood has gone from pitching his advanced home energy management product to angel investors to shipping on Amazon Prime. On the first day of Austin’s annual South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Norwood set the tone for an ambitious community of local and visiting entrepreneurs. The presentations in this innovative environment brought to light a number of…

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CURB Paid Off Immediately – Three Ways My Family Got Energy Smart

CURB Paid Off Immediately – Three Ways My Family Got Energy Smart

Published on July 20, 2015

I became a beta user of CURB DUO last month, and anticipated that it would make a difference in my energy bills due to behavior change around the house. But I had no idea just how much of an impact it would have in such a short period of time. Since I live in Austin, Texas, where summer temperatures regularly hover in the 100’s, my home has multiple AC systems.  On the very first afternoon of having CURB installed, I saw that one of our AC units was using as much electricity as the rest of the house combined!  That…

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