QA Graphics Announces Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard

QA_Graphics_logoCEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Sep 1, 2016 – QA Graphics has announced the creation of an HTML Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) that will be housed at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. September 15-18 is the grand opening weekend where an open house will be held for the Amazing Space at the Indian Creek Nature Center. A Connection Ceremony will commence at 11AM on Friday the 15th. Activities will continue all weekend with free activities open to the public such as: tours, live music, food, children activities, and more.

An Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard is one feature of this new space. The EEED is a web application that educates building occupants by showcasing real-time energy data and green building features. Highlighting sustainable efforts of a building working towards a green certification. The benefit of QA Graphic’s dashboards is that they can be displayed anywhere, a standalone kiosk or any web-enabled device. Each dashboard is customized and built to the need of each client using the customer’s branding, helping the dashboard feel cohesive with the rest of their building or website.

Indian Creek Nature Center’s dashboard contains:

  • Building performance information for electricity and water usage, as well as PV production. This will show the current usage or production, as well as a chart showing historical data compared with baseline data.
  • Green tips on how to save energy at home.
  • Green features hotspot maps. These show where all the green features are within the building and campus site. Users can select a hotspot and see an image and description of the feature, or they can view some demo videos to learn how the features work.
  • A Living Build Challenge Checklist ( This area breaks down the different ways Indian Creek Nature Center received certification through the Living Building Challenge.
  • An interactive map of attractions along the Cedar-Wapsi Recreational Byway. This map shows the 17 different education, recreation, and cultural attractions located along the Highway 13 corridor.
  • An extended weather forecast for Cedar Rapids.

Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard – The EEED is a web application that educates building occupants by showcasing real-time energy data and green building features. The EEED highlights sustainable efforts made in the design and construction of a building, which may help acquire points toward LEED certification. QA Graphics’ dashboards are used by schools, universities, businesses, healthcare facilities, and data centers. Applications can be displayed in a common area via large format kiosk displays or on any Web-enabled device.

About QA Graphics

QA Graphics is a leader in the building automation and green building industries. The company specializes in HVAC graphic development services, system graphics, floor plan graphics, and Energy Efficiency Education Dashboards (EEEDs). These dashboards help organizations teach occupants about building performance and sustainability. The company also provides marketing solutions such as interactive applications, 3D design and animation, UX design, videos, and more.

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