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Greenview aims to follow on and build on the successful DUALL project, funded by phase 1 of JISC's Greening ICT call. DUALL utilised a socio-technical solution to the design of a simple web based information-feedback tool that could report electrical consumption of ICT equipment back to users. Greenview aims to refine the ICT tool further into a more sophisticated smart phone application that connects staff and students in De Montfort to the energy consumption of their buildings.

Aim: To design a leading edge smart phone and web based application enabling building users to understand the energy consumption of the buildings across DMU.

Objectives:

  1. To design and launch a campus wide ICT tool connecting building users to the energy consumption of buildings and the ICT infrastructure.
  2. To help the extent building users impact the performance of the environment they are in.
  3. To understand the potential of augmented reality tools to engage individuals in behaviour change initiatives.
  4. To engage the creative and developer community at DMU in sustainability issues.

The project will gather the information from sub-meters across the campus which monitor half-hourly electricity, gas and water. Software will incorporate the design of major interface components, including collaborative gaming elements, display alternatives, (adaption of map-based and Augmented reality systems for mobile platforms using GPS) using streamed data sets from intelligent metering and its required interpretive software. Technology such as social media, augmented reality, GPS technology, and wiki or crowd-sourcing knowledge approaches to engage with the public in what we would term "hybrid " city environments. This ability to reach out and map layers of information onto the cityscape will form the foundation for further developments to support this bid. Pilot interface tests will occur in situ with a variety of controlled groups for evaluation in set scenarios of components: display overlays, collaborative elements etc.

Finally, the tool will be launched across the campus and a rigorous analysis undertaken based on the evidence of any changes to consumption (as shown in the meter readings) and interviews.


News

We won!

We won!

Tue, 06 Nov 2012

We're delighted to announce that we won the Green ICT category in the EAUC Green Gown Awards last night. It was a fantastic evening and we were thrilled to share it with many familiar faces from the last few years alongside our colleagues from DMU's Square...

Greenview off to the awards!

Greenview off to the awards!

Mon, 05 Nov 2012

So tonight is the EAUC Green Gown awards - at DMU we're delighted to be shortlisted for two awards - DMU's amazing Square Mile project is shortlisted in the Social Responsibility category but we - Greenview - are thrilled to be in the Green ICT category...

Greenview in Aberdeen!

Greenview in Aberdeen!

Tue, 23 Oct 2012

Hi all,

Greenview are delighted to be in Aberdeen to present findings from evaluation of the project back in April 2012. We're attending the Third Annual RCUK DIgital Economy 'All Hands' Conference: Digital Futures and presenting a paper tomorrow. It's...