Energy management research center to open at Swinburne


Professor Leon Sterling,
Dean of Swinburne’s
Faculty of Information
& Communication
Hawthorn, Australia — (METERING.COM) — June 29, 2011 – Swinburne University of Technology is partnering with home energy management company GreenWave Reality to open an Energy Management Research Center (EMRC) at its Hawthorn campus.

The center is aimed to serve as an international hub for thought leadership, excellence and experience, showcasing intelligent home energy conservation solutions.

The showpiece of the center will be the 3D, tele-immersive energy efficiency demo room that will feature a 50” 3D immersive virtual reality display system to be used to demonstrate the real time impact of energy conservation measures and technologies.

It will also have a training room which will include the Smart Green Home virtual learning platform, consisting of the GreenWave Reality Home Energy Management platform running on a full range of internet-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs. The training room will also feature virtual learning and educational software to foster energy conservation behavior among visitors of all ages.

“This visionary facility will be pioneering in intelligent management of home energy use, and will be an international showpiece of technology, education, and collaboration,” said Professor Leon Sterling, dean of Swinburne’s Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies.

The EMRC will serve multiple purposes including a research and development center, a demonstration and training facility, and seminar and conference hall. It will feature energy conservation demonstrations showcasing industry-leading technologies that can reduce energy consumption.

The center will also serve as a hub for international collaboration, allowing scientists and technologists from around the world to convene to explore additional energy saving measures that can be developed to benefit the planet and its people.

“We envision the center 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,” added Greg Memo, CEO of GreenWave Reality.