Taking inspiring data visualisation to the White House

  The message taken to the White House Energy Datapalooza. Ravi Kapur, Chief Operating Officer, Carbon Visuals and Brian Guzzone, Director of Climate Change Projects, ERG are at the event in Washington today.

 

The message taken to the White House Energy Datapalooza. Ravi Kapur, Chief Operating Officer, Carbon Visuals and Brian Guzzone, Director of Climate Change Projects, ERG are at the event in Washington today.

 

We have teamed up with technical consultants ERG to show, at a White House event, how environmental data can inspire and influence change.

Carbon Visuals and ERG have been invited to the 2014 White House Energy Datapalooza this week to showcase examples of where visuals have been used effectively to communicate important and complex data to ‘the person on the street’. They will also be presenting how companies can make the most of data collection and environmental reporting to produce effective and striking visual communications tools.

Presenting data in a meaningful, credible and engaging way is vital to the organizations that we work with. The White House Datapalooza event is an important opportunity for us to explore how all sectors can transform their communications and the presentation of their environmental data through visuals.

Brian Guzzone, Director of Climate Change Projects ERG

Carbon Visuals has developed a distinct approach to data visualization called Concrete Visualization. This technique is now being used by progressive companies wanting to tell positive environmental stories. With NGOs and campaign groups images, animations and infographics produced by Carbon Visuals are used to accurately show emissions or resource challenges with a sense of context and scale that is impossible with numbers alone.

At the White House event, Carbon Visuals and ERG will be demonstrating a number of recent projects to show how seemingly uninteresting carbon, energy and local pollution data can be accurately converted into exciting and engaging visuals. This includes the award-winning animation by Carbon Visuals showing CO2 emissions in New York City. This animation has been viewed on You Tube over 300,000 times, was included in The Best American Infographics 2013 and last year received awards at Energy Vision Prize, and The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

Everyone has a right to choose between clean and not-so-clean energy. But numbers and data on their own don’t help. The US is a world leader in collecting, verifying and communicating energy data – our visualization techniques can help make that accessible and understandable to every citizen.

Antony Turner, CEO Carbon Visuals