Pecan Street Inc. is a research and development organization based at the University of Texas at Austin that tracks energy usage in homes in a small purpose-built community. The project focuses primarily on renewable energy resources and how people consume and track their energy usage through smart apps. The organization, in part, is trying to see if people are keen on tracking their energy usage in hopes of living in more environmentally friendly homes.

I would love to live in a home that has energy usage tracked. Definitely one way to make me reduce energy costs by showing me what and when my energy use goes up.