Digital signage from QA Graphics, provider of the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard, is helping a recently opened Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in New York City showcase its green initiatives, the company said in an announcement.
The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard is an interactive application displayed on a 55-inch touchscreen near the entrance that shows how and where the restaurant implements green practices. Viewers can take a 3D tour and see a photorealistic rendering of the exterior and interior of the restaurant. On the tour, hot spots are identified, providing information on the more than 40 green features in place. Interactive demonstrations show how the some of the sustainable features work and a checklist explains how LEED guidelines were followed. Users can test their green knowledge with a quiz, and the display also shows current weather conditions and a map of local transportation and area attractions.
"It's our responsibility to help inform our staff and customers on the sustainable actions that have been taken," said Mike Berry, director of constructions and facilities with Apple-Metro Inc., the Applebee's franchisee. "People want to know about it. And this is a great way to share the information. While waiting for a table, our guests and their children play with the display and take the quiz."
The video below gives a look at the interactive display:
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