Improving the paradigm for displaying complex building energy consumption data Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper explores some techniques which may help building operators better understand complex hourly energy data by enhancing the display of data with animation (or time-sequencing). Animated displays such as the ones presented in this paper enhance the usefulness of the graphic display because time and temperature dependent trends can be more easily seen. There is an increasing need for new display paradigms that can help building operators efficiently scan and detect problems within the river of incoming data from EMCSs. This need becomes even more important during times of a shrinking labor pool. In this paper the use of animated displays are described as they apply to building energy data, and an example is provided from a large engineering center in central Texas where the animated display makes a faulty flow meter easier to diagnose.

published proceedings

  • Solar Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Haberl, J., Kissock, J. K., Belur, R., & Sparks, R.

complete list of authors

  • Haberl, J||Kissock, JK||Belur, R||Sparks, R

publication date

  • January 1993