- Users can upload information about their individual and business efforts toward energy efficiency.
- Mapping tools allow users to see where energy sites are being installed and even annotate the maps to make presentations.
- Custom data visualization tools display each community's progress toward their goals and allow users to compare their community progress to others.
Vermont Design Works has released a new platform, the Community Energy Dashboard, for the Energy Action Network that will contribute in important and valuable ways to the state of Vermont's goal of reaching 90% renewable energy by 2050. The Community Energy Dashboard helps Vermont communities shape their energy futures at the local level with a powerful suite of interactive tools to set goals, map actions, share stories, and hear from trusted neighbors. The Dashboard tracks this progress across all energy sectors including heat, electricity, and transportation. The site serves as a model for other states to achieve similar energy goals as well. The Energy Action Network's new platform has a vast toolset that makes data visualization understandable for local users and assists with energy planning.