Monthly electricity plot

Here's a graph of recent monthly electricity used by a hospital owned by one of our clients. They've been working to use energy more intelligently in the past 12 months.

It looks like the summer time peaks in 2013 are lower than the previous three summers--by about 100,000 to 200,000 kilowatt-hours. (A kilowatt-hour, abbreviated kwh, is a unit of…

Home page in Energy Stewards
How can you make it easy for owners and users to manage energy in commercial buildings?

Energy Stewards® is a web application that helps ordinary people manage energy more intelligently in their commercial and institutional buildings. Tied to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager system, Energy Stewards uses…

Can solar energy make sense to young children?

 

Solar electricity systems don't have moving parts and the usual information designs rely on graphs and numbers. Such displays don't make much sense nor invite four year old visitors to linger. We designed the Solar Chicken concept, developed the algorithm and worked with contractors to design and…

Shiny example

RStudio, developers of an integrated development environment for the R statistical language, recently released a package called Shiny that allows rapid development and publishing of interactive data-rich web pages.

I followed the Shiny tutorial and built an example display, using public data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

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