Energy Informatics

The city breathes information and consumes energy. Visualizing this relationship enhances interaction with the urban environment and is the goal of this final project for Introduction to Computational Media. Developed in collaboration with the Sustainability Task Force and Facilities & Construction Management, Energy Informatics displays patterns of energy consumption across a selection of NYU residence halls.

Broome Hall Visualization

I’m pleased with the progress made so far. It’s exciting to see this series begin to take shape. Still, there is more to be done to make this as useful and interesting as it could be. First of all, I’d like to parse the text to include date and time information. Second, it would be good if the image itself could also change in correspondence with day and night. Here is the project in its present form, along with source code.

Palladium Hall Visualization

Thanks to Dan Shiffman for providing guidance throughout the project; Tom Igoe, for connecting me with the appropriate resources; Jonah “Cecil” Scheib, Director of Energy and Sustainability for the Division of Facilities & Construction Management; and Jeremy Friedman, Project Administrator of the NYU Sustainability Task Force.

Goddard Hall Visualization