One of the Centre’s new prototypes feature the Energy Dashboard, also known as the EnergyLand project. The application was developed in collaboration with the Energy Research Institute (ERI@N) at NTU.
This is an energy consumption project on the NTU campus in Singapore. Here, sensor data collected from various buildings over a selected time can be translated into concise graphical representations for further evaluation and decision making.
The application offers a user interface suitable for multi-touch devices. The user is able to interact with a 3D model of the NTU campus, select a building, that the system will then highlight, and visualise selected data.
The application can be used to compare the energy consumption of various buildings. This can be visualised not only by traditional bar charts, but also by colour on the 3D model of the buildings as seen on the multi-touch table. In this way, the user can visually link the buildings and data.
As the name implies, the DashBoard provides the user a one-stop all-view into the energy frameworks as well as the background of all the various buildings being monitored. Presented on a multi-touch table, information on several studies or data can be displayed at the same time and on the same screen.
The application was developed using open web-technologies. With some adjustments, the application may also be implemented for mobile devices. This application is practical for city planners, government organisations and those who look into a country’s energy consumption as well as those who are planning areas or cities for sustainable living.