Water and energy are two of the planet’s greatest challenges, and addressing one requires addressing the other. Solving them both will grow the economy, improve people’s lives and protect our natural resources and climate. The solution to our water and energy challenge will demand a mixture of new technologies and policies. But it first requires a detailed understanding of water and energy use behavior.

Unlike any other organization, Pecan Street’s research addresses technology, behavior, and how the two interact. Our ambition is to provide the innovators and entrepreneurs that will lead the way toward a more sustainable energy and water system with the research, analysis and insights they need to be successful.

Pecan Street is the only organization or company that combines expertise in the “Internet of Things,” high-velocity data acquisition, big data analytics, and lean product development to drive disruptive innovation for water and energy. We provide access to the world’s best data on consumer energy and water consumption behavior, testing and verification of technology solutions, and commercialization services to help guide policy decisions and bring breakthrough ideas to market faster.

Our network of volunteer research participants is the first of its kind on the planet and has become an international model for how to develop and operate real-world energy and resource research. Our commercialization lab is an affordable, world-class proving ground for major corporations and startups alike. And our database, the largest source of disaggregated customer energy data, is used by university researchers and industry-leading companies around the world.

Headquartered in Austin, Pecan Street Inc. is a 501(c)(3) research and development organization.