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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Thursday, May 18 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Creating Information and Action for Building Data
TRACK: Energy

Many modern buildings have sophisticated energy and water monitoring, often down to the circuit or outlet level, so there’s a lot of data available. It seems obvious that communicating about resource use to building occupants will change their behavior. But the truth is often not that simple – unfiltered data can be overwhelming and lacking in context. There’s an art to taking making it useful and actionable – part thoughtful interpretation, part good visual design, and part applied psychology. This session will address those steps, and will use the audience as a test case to demonstrate the effectiveness of different approaches.

Want to learn more about this session? Read our interview with speaker Amy Johns here!    

Speakers
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Jeannie Albrecht

Associate Professor in Computer Science, Williams College
Jeannie Albrecht is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Williams College. Her research focuses broadly on computer systems, including distributed systems and networks, with an emphasis on reliability and scalability. Her recent work involves instrumenting buildings with sensors and devices for monitoring and displaying energy consumption, to ultimately help occupants live more sustainably. She received a PhD... Read More →
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Amy Johns

Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College
Amy Johns worked as a software engineer during the dot-com boom, then moved to the environmental non-profit sector. She started at Williams as an Environmental Analyst, served as assistant director and interim director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives and became Director in 2014. She’s particularly interested in renewable energy, green building, data analysis, and environmental psychology. She thinks a lot about how an... Read More →
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Chris Warren

Cofounder, Dandelion Technologies
Chris has a degree in Computer Science, and has over 20 years of professional coding experience. Chris has worked in education as an instructor, a database specialist, a systems integrator, a project manager, a full-stack web developer, and a desktop application developer. Prior to that he worked in the early internet industry doing task automation, data analysis, specialized tools, and general research and development.


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin: Pine (Westlake Level)