Sushi Master Jiro Ono exudes the very essence of the Japanese word Shibumi, which means "effortless perfection." In this context, Shibumi suggests complete harmony, tranquility, and balance. It is "eloquent silence" and "understanding, rather than knowledge.”

Willow is a beautifully simple way to explore, discover and understand your home’s energy. A picture is worth a thousand words and that’s true with Willow.

Each month is elegantly represented on the iPad by a willow branch and each day shown as a leaf. The colour of each willow and leaf paint a picture of your energy choices, habits and environmental footprint. Make better decisions around when you consume energy and enjoy how Willow visualizes that for you.

Through Ontario’s Green Button initiative, Willow securely connects with your home’s smart meter data and updates automatically every day. Watch each day’s leaf appear and learn how even small changes make a big difference.

Willow is interactive and filled with meaningful insight about your home’s energy. See a detailed breakdown of energy usage in terms of On-Peak, Mid-Peak and Off-Peak periods.

Willow goes a step further and for the first time, your home’s exact hourly energy usage is matched with the hourly carbon emissions intensity of Ontario’s electricity grid - where your power comes from. Backed by a peer reviewed and published methodology, carbon intensity is a simple indication of how clean (or dirty) the grid is.

With Willow’s help, its easy to be an engaged citizen of the grid - or a ‘Gridizen’. The Good Gridizen blog inside Willow is packed with carefully curated content and tips for a happy, healthy, energy efficient home. Being a Good Gridizen means saving money, taking responsibility for your environmental impact and being part of a sustainable future.

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