Green Lite Dartmouth
Prof. Lorie Loeb
Information visualization, real-time energy data retrieval and analysis, animation, social and behavioral sciences, environmental science, statistical analysis, game technology and computation all come together to encourage resource conservation at Dartmouth and beyond. We ask the fundamental question: how can complex information about energy use be displayed in ways that encourage people to change their behavior? Green Lite Dartmouth visualizes complex, real-time energy data in simple, meaningful and dynamic ways. When electric use (plug load and lighting), for example, is low, the polar bear in the display is happy and playful. As electric use goes up, the polar bear becomes more distressed and his well-being is endangered.