The Community for Technology Leaders
RSS Icon
Subscribe
Issue No.03 - May/June (2010 vol.30)
pp: 8-14
Lyn Bartram , Simon Fraser University
Johnny Rodgers , Simon Fraser University
Kevin Muise , Simon Fraser University
ABSTRACT
Information visualization has an important role in enabling residents to understand and manage their use of resources in the home. Existing solutions designed for building managers in industrial and commercial contexts don't account for the diverse factors at play in effective visualization of residential energy consumption. Such factors include placement, visibility, aesthetics, and integration with an information and visualization ecosystem. To provide a viable solution for homes, researchers developed the Adaptive Living Interface System (ALIS). ALIS is the interactive computing and information visualization backbone of North House, a net-zero home that placed fourth in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. This combination of green building methods with pervasive visualization technologies could be a powerful vehicle for encouraging conservation in a residential setting. However, simply transferring current approaches into the residential environment is inappropriate. Also, evaluation of these techniques involves myriad challenges.
INDEX TERMS
information visualization, energy consumption, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
CITATION
Lyn Bartram, Johnny Rodgers, Kevin Muise, "Chasing the Negawatt: Visualization for Sustainable Living", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.30, no. 3, pp. 8-14, May/June 2010, doi:10.1109/MCG.2010.50
REFERENCES
1. R. Woodbury et al., Buildings and Climate Solutions, Pacific Inst. for Climate Solutions, 2008.
2. J.E. Petersen et al., "Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption When Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives," Int'l J. Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 8, no. 1, 2007, pp. 16–33.
3. M. Shipworth, Motivating Home Energy Action: A Handbook of What Works, Australian Greenhouse Office, 2002.
4. M. Chetty, D. Tran, and R.E. Grinter, "Getting to Green: Understanding Resource Consumption in the Home," Proc 10th Int'l Conf. Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 08), ACM Press, 2008, pp. 242–251.
5. T. Miller and J. Stasko, "Artistically Conveying Peripheral Information with the InfoCanvas," Proc. Working Conf. Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 01), ACM Press, 2002, pp. 43–50.
6. T.G. Holmes, "Eco-visualization: Combining Art and Technology to Reduce Energy Consumption," Proc. 6th ACM SIGCHI Conf. Creativity & Cognition, ACM Press, 2007, pp. 153–162.
7. G. Wood and M. Newborough, "Energy-Use Information Transfer for Intelligent Homes: Enabling Energy Conservation with Central and Local Displays," Energy and Buildings, vol. 39, no. 4, 2007, pp. 495–503.
8. J. Mankoff et al., "Leveraging Social Networks to Motivate Individuals to Reduce Their Ecological Footprints," Proc. 40th Ann. Hawaii Int'l Conf. System Sciences (HICSS 07), IEEE CS Press, 2007, p. 87.
9. H. Staats, P. Harland, and H.A.M. Wilke, "Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household," Environment and Behavior, vol. 36, no. 3, 2004, pp. 341–367.
10. E.S. Geller, "The Challenge of Increasing Proenvironment Behavior," Handbook of Environmental Psychology, R.B. Bechtel, and A. Churchman eds., John Wiley & Sons, 2002, pp. 525–540.
17 ms
(Ver 2.0)

Marketing Automation Platform Marketing Automation Tool