To engage and educate the public about energy and carbon.
Prototype real-time energy and carbon visualisations integrated into displays at a new Visitor Centre.
Carbon Visuals has created real-time energy and carbon visualisation for a new Visitor Centre at Occombe Farm, a working organic farm that includes an award-winning farm shop, a cafe featuring local food and drink, a nature trail, an education centre and cookery workshops.
With funding from Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) a straw-bale walled teaching room has been turned into a Visitor Centre. Two screens show information on carbon, energy and Occombe’s wood-chipping facility and wood pellet boilers.
The third screen shows the mix of energy sources in real-time that power the National Grid, as well as the total carbon dioxide being emitted by the UK’s power stations in real-time.
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The final screen shows the real-time energy being produced by the 90Kw solar panels on the farm shed roofs, as well as the real-time carbon dioxide that is being SAVED from going to the atmosphere.
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We believe that seeing carbon emissions and savings in real-time will be a powerful way to engage members of the public. This prototype display system at Occombe is a big step forward in our work to communicate energy and carbon to non-specialists.
NOTE: Because these tools are only designed to run at Occombe we have not designed them to run on all browsers.