Waternomics

Waternomics installs a public display at the Engineering Building, National University of Ireland, Galway

An interactive display have been installed in the foyer of the Engineering Building at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The screen shows the water consumption in the building giving the users the possibility to explore daily consumption and get an idea about how water-efficient the building is.

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The screen shows a video explaining how water is treated going through all the water conservation steps aiming to increase awareness of this process.

Furthermore, it shows social media interactions related to water at both national and international scale.

The Engineering Building at NUI Galway is a state of the art Smart Building with high-level of sensors and actuators for the  management of the building.  The environment is designed to be a ‘living laboratory’ where the building itself is an interactive teaching tool. It is the largest engineering building in Ireland and includes lecture halls, classrooms, offices, laboratory facilities, a café, and showers and bathrooms. This particular pilot site targets at the same time (1) staff members: managers, technicians and researchers, and (2) students: undergraduate and research students. While staff members are interested in understanding water usage behaviours and detecting saving opportunities, students are interested in visualising the building consumption and use consumption data in their projects and research works.