Fraunhofer Institute's Center For Sustainable Energy


An engineer holds an iPad with an example of an interactive guide... News PhotoAlternative Energy,Augmented Reality,Back Bay - Boston,Boston - Massachusetts,Built Structure,Carpentry,Construction Industry,Craftsperson,Development,Digital Tablet,Efficiency,Energy Efficient,Engineer,Engineering,Environmental Issues,Event,Heat - Temperature,Horizontal,Insulation,Interactivity,Massachusetts,New,Research,Sustainable Resources,Technology,USA,Waist Up,Water Pipe,Window,Wired,iPadPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Robert NickelsbergBOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 2: An engineer holds an iPad with an example of an interactive guide program called 'augmented reality' that will be installed in the new Fraunhofer Building Technology Showcase October 2, 2012 under construction in the Innovation District of Boston, Massachusetts. Augmented reality will serve as a 3-D guide to a variety of building heating and cooling systems, air-circulation and electrical lighting incorporated into Fraunhofer's new Center. Included in the building will be the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, a testing area for building related industrial firms testing their new systems of sustainable technologies, materials and concepts and monitored by Fraunhofer's Research & Design engineers. Part of the testing facility will include a Building Energy Efficiency Group which works to accelerate development of the next-generation of energy-saving building technologies and practices. The Fraunhofer Institute is Europe's largest applied research organization with over 20,000 staff and offices in Europe, U.S.A., Asia and the Middle East. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)