Green Button for My HomeResidential users of the Green Button can share their data with Akeptus.
The "Green Button" is
The "Green Button" is
a way to download or connect to your utility data (electricity, gas, water) to gain a better understanding of waste and inefficiencies, allowing you to make adjustments to use fewer resources and even save money.

You may already have access to your data as a homeowner or renter through a Green Button program offered by your utility company.
The first step is to check with your local service provider
For electricity information, for example, you would check the company's website that provides you with your bill, even if another company generates your electricity...
The first step is to check with your local service provider

Usually, you would

Сreate and login to your account
1. Сreate and login to your account
Download or connect the usage information
2. Look for a way to download or connect the usage
information from within your account
Green Button logo
You may find a specific Green Button logo to click or similar buttonWhen you do get the file, it will be in the Extensible Markup Language (.XML). It's a computer-readable file. That’s where we come in.

Akeptus analyzes your green button data and provides insights to help you understand your energy consumption and find ways of reducing your consumption.
Getting Your Green ButtonHere's the process to get your Green Button data...
  • Visit Your Utility
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    1. Visit Your Utility
    Create and Login to your utility account.

    Some utilities have a unique web link to find your data, while others require you to log in first before you provide the details. Look for "share my data" or "energy hub" or "use history" or "save money"-there are many different areas of the website that could have information.

  • Select Usage Amounts
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    2. Select Usage Amounts
    Define what you want.

    You can usually choose Resource Type (electricity, natural gas, and maybe water), select Date Range (start-and-end or several months), and decide whether to download or share your data. Not all of the utilities offer both downloading and sharing.

  • Download
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    3. Download
    "Download My Data"

    For the Download My Data (DMD) method, ensure that you are getting the file in "XML" format (not CSV, XLS, or PDF). Only XML is the Green Button format (even if the utility interface says otherwise).

  • Connect
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    4. Connect
    "Connect My Data"

    Suppose you have the option of sharing your data with Akeptus for analysis or for providing daily or weekly services. In that case, you should be able to select Akeptus from the list of acceptable third-party companies they'll get your Green Button data without you having to do any more.

Where to next?

Now that you've learned more about Green Button and Akeptus's benefits, click on "Autonomous Buildings" to learn more about how Akeptus™ manages your home autonomously.

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