Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) uses the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard to demonstrate the sustainable features implemented when building its Cedarwood residence hall. Real-time energy use is displayed to provide a way for students to learn about the building and be aware of how their lifestyles impact the environment. EMU anticipates LEED Silver certification and the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard® will help attain an Innovation in Design education credit.
“Community education is important to EMU, both because it earns us a LEED credit, but more importantly because we want to share ideas about how to live and build more sustainably,” said Andrea Wenger, director of marketing and communications at Eastern Mennonite University. “The dashboard provides a way for visitors to learn about the building as well as students living and visiting there to be aware of how their lifestyles impact the environment. This is a living and learning community...telling the story of Cedarwood's construction and building use fits in with our mission as a university committed to sustainability.” Learn more about this project. Learn more about the EEED.
QA Graphics has provided an Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard to be displayed in Dubuque, Iowa’s newly renovated Roshek building to serve as an educational tool to demonstrate Roshek’s sustainable features with occupants and the community. Through education, occupants and visitors can understand how they too can be more sustainable and make an efficient impact on the building. Displayed on a 32-inch touchscreen in the lobby, the application provides information explaining what LEED is, as well as what sustainable features are in place to meet the LEED green building certification requirements.
“Providing a public display such as this allows us to share what makes a sustainable building, and it gets everyone motivated to change their actions towards sustainability,” said Jeff Rusch of Gronen Properties, Facilities Manager of the Roshek building.
Details about the rehabilitation are shared, explaining what features were restored, like the handrails and hardwood floors, as well as materials that were recycled or reused. Also described are other sustainable features throughout the building, including an energy-efficient mechanical system, reflective roof, water-efficient fixtures, and awnings to reduce solar heat gain. Learn more about this project.
QA Graphics created a 360-degree virtual tour and website for West-side Veterinary Clinic.
“QA Graphics was very easy to work with; the design team was open to our ideas and was very efficient in completing the project,” said Amber Carlson, office manager. “They were able to come up with ideas we hadn’t thought of. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for help with their website or a virtual tour!”
Select the thumbnail below to view the full virtual tour and navigate from room to room. Visit the clinic's website.
QA Graphics has developed several video solutions for McQuay International to be used as sales tools.
"My experience working with QA Graphics was overall very positive. QA Graphics came up with creative ideas, responded in a timely manner, and the quality of the final video was great," said Rita Sauer, marketing communications manager at McQuay International. "Working together we were able to make mechanical concepts easy to visualize and understandable." View other examples of multimedia solutions.
QA Graphics developed an Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard for Chemawa Indian School, the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the U.S., to track and improve the campus’ building performance. Chemawa is using the EEED to see how much power, water, and gas is being used throughout the campus. The EEED is displayed on an interactive 19-inch monitor located in the campus’ boiler room and will primarily be used by the school’s facility staff. The EEED communicates with the school’s building automation system to display the utility usage information that it is monitoring.
Environmental Controls is also utilizing the EEED to track the performance of the new control system. “Our engineers remote log-in online to view the EEED. They view the different gauges to verify that the new control system design is in fact providing the energy efficient results that it was planned to do,” said Don Lawrence, Environmental Controls project manager. “This will be a long-term support effort to ensure the campus’ control system is running efficiently as planned.” Learn more about this project.