Green cars, green buildings, green energy, and now green building data. As Americans become increasingly aware about the importance of being green to protect the environment, businesses strive to communicate their green message. NextWindow, designer and manufacturer of optical touch-screen overlays and OEM touch components, together with Quality Automation Graphics, a provider of control systems graphic design for the building automation industry, are helping building controls companies, building owners, and others convey their green message through the use of interactive touch screen kiosks that display building energy efficiency data to the public.
Displaying energy efficiency on an interactive display also helps a building owner to earn credit towards the U.S. Green Building Council’s Innovation in Design Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, which recognizes companies for innovative strategies that demonstrate quantifiable environmental benefits.
“There’s a growing trend towards building owners using large format monitors to display all kinds of critical building data for a variety of uses,”said Anthony Uhrick, NextWindow VP of Sales, North America. “Using NextWindow and Quality Automation’s interactive touch screens, with commercial grade monitors, a building owner can educate the public on the viability of green buildings while making the content interactive.”
One of the largest building controls companies in the world is incorporating Energy Star rated 46" LCD's using NextWindow Touch Screen Overlays on the LCD. This provides a solution for the building owner to display energy efficiencies about LEED certified solutions used in the building.
“Providing the connectivity into internal building control systems using out of the box software, and 3D photo realistic graphics to display to the public, allows end users a cost effective way to display information,” said Dan McCarty, President of Quality Automation Graphics.
One such company that recently benefited from the touch technology, provided by NextWindow and the consulting services of Quality Automation Graphics is Signature Advertising in Denver, CO. They used this solution incorporating these interactive kiosks inside a condominium complex. “Our customers look to us to be on the cutting edge of design and technology,” said Karen Ruby, President/Director of Accounts. “With the recommendation from our value added reseller, we use NextWindow’s touch technology, incorporated in to large format LCD’s. This has allowed us to provide our content in a turnkey interactive display to our customers.”
“The kiosks can help a building owner answer questions such as why the building owner used green building products, and how it is benefiting the environment by conserving energy,” McCarty said. “This technology allows the public to easily interact with historical and live building data and access information quickly and easily using touchscreens.”
For more information, call 1-866-870-9733 or visit on the web at www.nextwindow.com; or contact Dan McCarty, 515-965-3403, www.qagraphics.com