Visualising energy efficiency
Educators at Victoria University and RMIT wanted a more engaging and visual way of teaching students about energy efficiency than the usual form based calculators.
3D Energy Efficiency Simulator is an immersive 3D simulator that allows students to step into their architectural creations, to interactively explore the best ways to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas production, and identify what combination of factors reduces efficiency and increases emissions.
This project is a collaboration between Victoria University, RMIT, Tony Isaacs Consulting and Oztron Media.
The first phase, linked below, was residential and based on a backyard bungalow.
We are currently working on the second phase of the project, which is and industrial factory style building.
Visit the 3deesim website and try it for yourself or check out the video below.
- The second phase of this project is now completed, a collaboration between QUT, VU and RMIT which created a commercial version of 3deesim.