OneRoof Energy Adds API, Shakes up Residential Solar

Patricio Robles, February 5th, 2014

OneRoof Energy, a solar services provider, last week announced the launch of a new API it calls the first of its kind in the residential solar market.

Cleanweb Portland to Host its First Hackathon

Eric Carter, April 15th, 2013

Cleanweb consists of “a grassroots movement committed to solving the world’s most profound issues related to resource constraints through the application of information technology.” The Portland Cleanweb Community will host its first hackathon May 17th – 19th. Developers, designers, and other professionals with gather to solve local environmental issues with web, mobile, and social media technologies.

The World’s Most Important API? HQCasanova Reports Carbon Dioxide Levels

Greg Bates, January 31st, 2013

HQCasanova Weekly CO2The HQCasanova Weekly CO2 API is incredibly simple. It’s also a frighteningly clear measurement of how our planet is doing. It measures the level of CO2 in the air in parts per million (ppm), a major player in causing global climate disruption.

Reegle Tagging API Simplifies Search for Environmental Content

Eric Carter, January 23rd, 2013

reegleReegle serves as a clean energy information portal. Founded on the belief that up to date, quality information on renewables, energy efficiency and climate change is fundamental to reformed energy policy and an accelerated clean energy marketplace; Reegle specifically targets governments, project developers, businesses, financiers, NGOs, and academia with its offering. The Reegle tagging API automates the tagging process to simplify discovery and organization.

Panoptix Increases Building Efficiency API Count to 10

Eric Carter, January 11th, 2013

PanoptixJohnson Controls launched Panoptix last year to offer developers a  set of tools and APIs that encourage development in the building efficiency space. Developers took their first shot at the Panoptix suite of APIs at Hack-City SF. Panoptix continues to garner attention to its platform, and further enhanced the offering with four new APIs. Panoptix launched with building, space, and meter data APIs; now, the platform added AHU, VAV, and HVAC data.

Waste Less Waste: Earth911 Search API Makes Recycling Easy

Candice McMillan, December 3rd, 2012

Earth911 SearchIn our efforts to save the planet, recycling is one of easiest ways for the average person to make a positive impact on the environment; and a lot of people would do it…if they knew how, where and what. Earth911 exists to make recycling as simple and convenient as possible by providing people with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country. The Earth911 Search API makes it possible for others to demonstrate their environmental awareness by providing access to this recycling information on their websites or mobile applications.

OpenADR API: We Got The Power

Greg Bates, November 21st, 2012

OpenADRBrownouts got you fried? The Open Automated Demand Response API (OpenADR) aims to improve a critical aspect of handling the power load: improving Demand Response (DR) to electricity needs. Understanding demand, communicating demand and acting on it are all essential elements of effective DR. The SOAP/XML  API is all about helping grid managers use common standards to leverage the OpenADR specifications.

Spark Offers Light Bulb Control via API

Eric Carter, November 16th, 2012

Spark DevicesSpark Devices just launched on Kickstarter and offers investors of $49 and above a free Spark Socket–the flagship product that connects standard light bulbs to the internet. Once a light bulb connects to the internet via the Spark Socket, consumers can control the light through an app (e.g. turn on and off, dim, monitor use, etc.). Additionally, Spark Devices has released Spark Devices API that allows developers to integrate light control into third party apps or websites.

The KDF Billion-Ton API: Forecasting Prices for Biofuels

Greg Bates, November 9th, 2012

KDF Billion-TonYou can find the spot price and futures contracts for Brent crude. How about for biofuel? Though it does not focus on spot pricing, the KDF Billion-Ton API from the U.S. Department of Energy tracks forces involved in projecting this and that could identify business opportunities for creating facilities involved in biofuel’s production.

HelloSign API Enables Free, Secure eSignature Integration

Eric Carter, November 7th, 2012

HelloSignTired of physical signatures interrupting your document workflows? HelloSign released the HelloSign API that allows developers to integrate eSignatures into websites, apps, or company processes. HelloSign’s creators were first bothered by paper’s inefficiency and wastefulness, and the irritation led to HelloFax.

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