Published: March 29, 2012
Author: Sarah Erdman
Building data is more visual and more accessible.
In an article this winter, we had shared how energy dashboards and energy visualization in general have continued to evolve thanks to technology advancements. Energy data continues to become more visual, and more importantly, more accessible.
This is a topic we’re happy to continue to provide insight on, along with the new technologies we continue to introduce to the industry. One thing we’re excited to introduce at the Niagara Summit, which we anticipate to be an industry changer, is the release of version 3.0 of our Data Manager. The Data Manager is an integral component of the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®. Now it’s capable of gathering real-time data from multiple buildings across multiple locations, allowing organizations to educate on their key performance indicators anywhere, anytime.
The solution remains open-protocol and supplements the existing BAS or meters. The data’s already being generated, so it’s just up to you to determine how you leverage that data. Whether it’s for fast access to key performance indicators, or using the data to educate occupants. The interactive solution can be used to further engage occupants and allow them to interact with the energy data and other educational features. Organizations can incorporate the solution as part of an ongoing strategy to help occupants understand and reduce energy usage. With this energy efficiency information available on the go, occupants can access the data on their mobile device at their convenience. These enhancements also provide a great opportunity for large-scale energy competitions, social communication and cloud managed data.
With new technology like this and other advancements in the industry, you can access energy data on your terms – anywhere, anytime. It’s really limitless to how this information can be shared and displayed.
How do you plan to use it to your advantage?
See for yourself how energy data can be accessed on the go:
Download the iPad app, “QAG EEED”. This app provides real-time feedback from QA Graphics’ office building: Download QA Graphics EEED App here.
This is an example that provides fast access to data for multiple buildings. Download the iPhone app “MEED” at: Download QA Graphics MEED App here.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics works with organizations of all types throughout North America providing their solution, the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard, to help educate and inform occupants about building efficiency. To learn more about how technology continues to improve how we visualize and interact with energy data, please contact 515.965.3403 or visit www.qagraphics.com/eeed.