EDF to provide Olympic park with real-time energy monitoring
EDF Energy has installed monitoring technology at sports venues across the Olympic park to show real-time energy consumption at the 2012 games.
The technology, called Visi, has been designed to present energy in a visually appealing way and to help people understand what drives changes in demand by allowing them to see how external factors, such as weather, can influence energy consumption.
The public will be able to see how sustainability aspects of venue design, from intelligent low energy lighting at the Olympic Stadium to natural ventilation at the Velodrome, play an important role in optimising energy use.
It will also allow energy managers at the Olympic Park to manage energy use at the sports venues, reduce the carbon footprint and help deliver more sustainable Games.
The technology is also being used at some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
Sid Cox, EDF Energy Director of B2B, said: “Visi brings new energy saving opportunities to businesses by providing the detailed insight about energy use and automated control of equipment that energy managers need, alongside a new visually appealing way to display energy information so that it’s meaningful for all employees.
“Visi provides a new way to help the energy manager successfully engage their colleagues in their business’ energy story.
“It allows staff to see, almost instantly, how their actions affect the company’s energy use in a way that makes sense to them. We believe it will be very motivating for energy managers and employees alike.”
Joe Sharpe, Creative Director at Applied Works, the digital creative agency that helped EDF to design and build the online applications for Visi, said: “When approaching this project, we needed to ensure that energy trends made sense to people – most notably providing relevant context specific to a building’s use, such as temperature, rainfall, daylight and opening hours”.
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