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QA Graphics’ Dashboard Honored with 2013 Top Products Award

Ankeny, IA, December 19, 2012 --( QA Graphics, leading provider of design services for the building automation industry, is pleased to share that their Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard solution is a recipient of the 2013 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management magazine.

Top Products is an award program that recognizes the year’s most popular products as deemed by building owners and facilities management professionals in a nationwide survey. The nominees were drawn from product releases submitted by suppliers and manufacturers throughout the year for publication in Building Operating Management magazine and Through an extensive process, 18 different surveys were sent randomly to nearly 100,000 industry professionals. For the 2013 awards, readers chose 78 winners out of 560 product releases. The winning product releases will be featured in the January 2013 issue of Building Operating Management magazine.

QA Graphics was honored for the release of 3.0 of the Data Manager, a component of the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard. This is the second time that the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard is honored as a Top Product. The solution was also a 2009 Top Product award recipient.

“We’re honored to receive this award for a second time,” said Dan McCarty, president of QA Graphics. “Our Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard product has become one of the leading dashboard solutions within the industry. As a company, we’ve grown organically without the help of outside investors, so it’s appreciated to have our Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard be recognized by our peers through awards like Building Operating Management magazine’s Top Product Award.”

Version 3.0 of the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard allows the product to access building performance data for multiple buildings and multiple locations and deploy that information via touchscreens, kiosks, the web, and mobile devices. Using the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard for occupant awareness complements the traditional energy management system. It takes the data that is already available from the existing building automation system and presents it in a way that’s more visual and easy to understand for educational purposes.

The interactive solution commonly includes educational features such as a LEED checklist or other building scorecard, quizzes, green tips, and interactive demonstrations that illustrate how different building features work, like day lighting, geothermal systems, and green roofs. Additional features allow the dashboard to be used for all display needs, including news feeds, calendar, menu, area attractions, sponsor information, school curriculum and other custom solutions. The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard also contributes towards satisfying points towards green building certification programs including the U.S. Green Building Council’s® Innovation in Design Green Education and Innovation in Design School as a Teaching Tool credits under LEED®, a variety of points under The Green Building Initiative’s™ Green Globes® green building rating and assessment system, and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard has also been named the top Energy Conservation product as part of Environmental Design + Construction and Sustainable Facility magazines’ 2009 and 2010 annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and was a candidate in Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine's 2011 Product of the Year awards competition. Learn more about the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard and affordable entry level packages that are used create to occupant awareness at

About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services, system graphics, floor plan graphics, and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. The company also specializes in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia. Visit to learn more.
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