HERO, or Home Emissions Read-Out, is a smart phone application that is currently being developed by the project team. HERO gives users real-time emissions estimation that allows them to selectively time their own electricity use in order to reduce air emissions. HERO turns users into active participants in emissions optimization.
Armed with the information provided by HERO, you can strategically shift the timing of certain electric loads to reduce overall emissions from the electricity production. For example if HERO predicts there will be low marginal emissions 2 hours from now, you could set a delay timer so that a dishwasher or clothes dryer will run during those hours.
Our team is working to make HERO available for free on the Google Play Android app market, but for now you can download HERO right here. We would love for you to try out HERO on your phone, and tell us what you think!
Available at the Google Play Store: click here.
To get more information please visit http://www.herowayne.com/
Check out this short video introduction to HERO:
The team is also working on making HERO available as a web application that can be used from any browser. Stay tuned for updates!
Screenshots of HERO:
HERO also allows the user to tap "View More" which provides pages of information about the environmental and health effects of different pollutants.