QA Graphics Simplifies Display of Live Building Data with Cloud-Ready Tool
The EEED is now a fully encapsulated application that runs as a standalone client or software as a service with no browser constraints. QA Graphics chose to develop the application to run on an Adobe Integrated Runtime platform, Adobe AIR, because it doesn't require the use of multiple software or third-party resources and is capable of cloud computing. The data is fully encrypted as it's transferred across the network, and because of its adaptability, the application is configurable to any network, resulting in fewer integration obstacles. The EEED can also be used across multiple operating systems including hardware solutions, desktops and mobile devices.
QA Graphics' Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard is broken into several components, each of which has been significantly updated:
A number of educational modules have been developed or enhanced, including educational demonstrations, green feature pages, interactive quizzes, checklists displaying how LEED certification was achieved, monitoring graphs to display real-time water/electric/gas use, etc., weather widgets, campus view maps, green tips, leaderboards and more. Other modules allow the application to serve as an overall building display, including advertising space, area attractions maps, building directories, building floor plan maps, calendar systems, menus and more. Also new to v2.0 is an updated content management system designed to be more user-friendly, allowing the end-user to easily update much of the content and images.
QA Graphics has always offered the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard as a product to provide its customers with full control of the application and data. With the flexibility of version 2.0, the application continues to be offered as a product, but it also allows QA Graphics' business partners to offer the EEED as a software as a service solution to their customers.