May 07, 2013 10:30 ET

I-Cubed Completes JouleBug Energy Sustainability Challenge

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - May 07, 2013) - I-Cubed, a leading enterprise IT solutions firm, has partnered with Raleigh-based JouleBug to complete a company-wide JouleBug Challenge, a competition that uses a free smartphone application to gamify environmentally responsible energy choices.

"An important goal at I-Cubed is pursuing greater sustainability, and JouleBug equipped us with the practical knowledge necessary to achieve this," said current President and CEO of I-Cubed, Donald A. Thompson, Jr. "Knowing how to save energy enables us to decrease costs and reduce our impact on the environment. As a whole, our company learned to be more responsible in our energy decisions."

The JouleBug app rewards users for choices that contribute to energy sustainability with points and badges: virtual trophies representing real-world savings. Users can also compete with friends via Twitter and Facebook. JouleBug users can also participate in community competitions and earn real prizes. A segment on the competition at I-Cubed aired on local CBS affiliate WRAL in the first week of May, and it was also covered on the WRAL website.

"JouleBug makes saving energy fun and competitive. Users can cut their energy costs by more than $200 a year, and that really adds up when entire companies or communities compete in JouleBug Challenges," said Grant Williard, founder and president of JouleBug,

Williard developed the app in partnership with a sustainability engineer and computer scientists from NC State. Released in late 2012, the app has already obtained the distinction of being named an i2i ("Innovation to Inspiration") awardee at South by Southwest Eco 2012. In addition to I-Cubed, the City of Raleigh, NC State University, Wake Tech Community College, and the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, have also engaged in JouleBug Challenges.

To learn more about JouleBug and download the app, visit

About I-Cubed

Since 1984, I-Cubed has solved complex technical problems for enterprise customers. The company is a leading solutions provider in the areas of product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting, web experience management and managed services. Strategic relationships with industry leaders, such as PTC and Adobe, allow I-Cubed to deliver high-quality solutions with a global reach. For more information about I-Cubed, please visit

About JouleBug

JouleBug is a playful mobile app that encourages users to improve their sustainability habits at home, work, and play. By competing with their Facebook and Twitter friends to earn badges and pins, users can lower energy bills, reduce waste, and make a big impact on the planet. Created by a team of developers, designers, sustainability engineers and writers, JouleBug is led by Grant Williard and is headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Learn more and download the app at

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