Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology has teamed up with home energy management platform provider GreenWave Reality to open an Energy Management Research Center (EMRC).
To be based at the university’s Hawthorn campus, the center aims to serve as “an international hub for thought leadership, excellence and experience, showcasing intelligent home energy conservation solutions.” A key feature of the center will be an energy efficiency demonstration room with a 50-inch, 3D “immersive virtual reality display” system designed to demonstrate the real-time impact of energy conservation measures and technologies.
The center will also have a training room with a “Smart Green Home Virtual Learning Platform” featuring GreenWave Reality’s technology running on a full range of internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs. The training room will also include virtual learning and educational software aimed at encouraging energy conservation behavior among visitors to the center.
“We envision the centre as becoming a global icon for collaboration and innovation on energy conservation, enabling a new class of advanced applications for the next wave of energy efficient, smart homes,” said Greg Memo, CEO of GreenWave Reality.