Community Development – Housing + Solar
Community involvement starts locally, and we seek to help energy saving and health improving programs better penetrate into their respective areas and populations. In some cases, this involves working with housing and community development programs, and in others, it involves building new communities with similar interests from scratch.
Data Inter-Operability (Energy + Health)
The E2F2 working group began as a standards and ratings organization which defines how data used in the energy industry can be stored and accessed within immutable, decentralized ledgers and datastores, defining file standards and data protocols that will allow interoptibility between services / providers.
Algorithm Standards for Home + Health + IoT
By digitally crediting homeowners for positive environmental performance in their own communities, we seek to set the new standard for the measurement of sustainable practices and spur homeowner and industry engagement. Credit systems can be used to connect formally disparate pillars of our society and economy.
Credit Market Research, Funding, & Insurance
HPXML is a format standard for storing home performance data based on the old HTML/XML standards. We will propose a key-signing method that allows contractors and auditors to add their signature to home performance rating datasets on-ledger, which are then verifiable via cross-chain smart-contracts.
It is the mission of the BFF, or Blockchain Frontiers Foundation (formally known as "Energy Efficient Futures Foundation" or “E2F2”), to work with communities developing sustainable principles, policies, and community programs which seek to enhance citizen health and housing programs and/or which reduce the cost of living for participants and give them access to renewable energy and healthy choices.
We were founded in 2014 and we are now headquartered in Prince George’s County, Maryland. We are working with local and federal governments plus various energy utilities to proliferate healthy housing and renewable energy on a local and [soon] global level. Our purpose stems from the growing realization that our human demand for energy is unsupportable by environmentally-damaging fossil fuels and this is exacerbated by an innate disconnection of market inefficiency that exists between Wallstreet and Corporate America who cannot connect their funding to the health and building performance programs that are in existence today.
To meet increasing long-term energy and wellness demands, a paradigm shift needs to occur between local governments, modern energy utilities, insurance providers, and their associated investors and business networks. It is our goal to help propagate this change through outreach, facilitating technological advancements, promotion of data standards working groups, and helping local communities develop and contribute to a more socially and environmentally conscious future.
We work with local communities, governments, and business networks which seek to improve the durability, health, solar, and energy efficiency of the homes and citizens within their program’s reach.
We have started a new national dialogue and created a process for credit market adoption via improved access and verifiability of housing, energy program, and social data. We encourage committee-based maintenance of these standards which inter-connect housing programs, solar and energy efficiency projects, the public health sector, regional governments, and energy utility sponsorships. We promote a vision of the future in which funding for new or existing programs can come from diverse new sources and Corporate America vs. solely from government and/or local rate-payer taxes or paid subsidies.
Most Distributed Energy Resource (DER) programs in America are funded by surcharges to local citizens through Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) at the state or regional level. Some progressive areas, especially areas with high tourism percentages have created sales taxes legislation that funds rebate coffers. BUT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH! Where is Corporate America? Why do Fortune 500 companies build single massive projects vs. distributing them across many households to achieve their Zero-Net Energy (ZNE) and/or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals? Why do environmental reparations not go to these programs? One reason is that they do not have access to the network of workers and quality assurance layers that the utilizes have created. At BFF, we want to connect them…