PROJECTS

THREE CONCEPTS

1. ENERGY USE REDUCTION: INTERACTIVE “DATA” SCULPTURE

Iconic worked with a major university to develop concepts that might draw connections between individual actions and climate change. This proposed sculpture, “Ora,” was designed by INVIVIA of Cambridge, MA, to measure and reflect energy use by college freshmen. The proposal is of a sculpture made of biodynamic concrete that filters smog when exposed to sunlight, containing a Tesla home battery that powers microfiber lights, a subwoofer, and a heating element to give the sculpture opportunities to showcase tactile and visual responses to recorded human behaviors. Image courtesy of INVIVIA ©2015.

Public sculpture is inherently communicative. Interactive sculpture can draw from data sources — energy use, for example — and show users how their collective efforts to conserve can produce visible results.

Sustainability sculptures can reflect real-time energy use data, providing a visual reminder for students, faculty, staff, or employees to conserve.

If you rely on behavioral change to achieve energy savings, Iconic Energy Consulting can help you engage your constituency to meet your goals.

2. SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE: EYESORES TO ICONS

In 2015, Lexington, KY faced the challenge of a 10-million-gallon wet-weather storage facility sited atop a popular bicycle trail along Lower Cane Run. Iconic Energy Consulting worked with Scape Landscape Architecture in facilitating a large stakeholder group to recommend aesthetic mitigation measures and public amenities. The project is due to be completed in December 2016. Image courtesy of the Lexington, KY, Division of Water Quality and Scape ©2015.

Infrastructural facilities that protect the environment — such as water storage facilities, sewage treatment plants, electrical substations, and more — do not need to be eyesores.

Good design can provide a distinctive visual signature for a community, as well as offer recreational amenities for families.

Iconic Energy Consulting can help you develop and plan needed infrastructure enhancements with design that illustrates your community’s unique quality and character through conversation, discovery, and idea development.

3. RENEWABLE ENERGY: “PLEASE IN MY BACK YARD”

EXAMPLE: ICONIC WIND TURBINE French artist Patrick Reynaud designed this colorfully lit wind turbine near Sehnde-Mülligen, Germany.

EXAMPLE: ICONIC WIND TURBINE
French artist Patrick Reynaud designed this colorfully lit wind turbine near Sehnde-Mülligen, Germany.

A range of artistic interventions — from temporary exhibits to performance to integrated design — can change the way we see, understand, and interact with renewable energy.

Some communities struggle with changing visual landscapes, among other concerns.

Iconic Energy Consulting helps lead community conversations and planning that can advance the installation of renewable energy infrastructure in communities, using public art and design as a means of reaching consensus and gaining public buy-in.

 

SERVICES

Iconic Energy Consulting uses best practices in civic engagement to gain consensus toward clean energy and energy efficiency projects, specifically using public art, space, and amenities.

Iconic Energy facilitates community collaboration, including:

  • ideation/brainstorming
  • facilitating public participation
  • project management
  • publicity/public relations
  • long-term public space/public art maintenance planning
  • programming planning
  • funding identification and grant writing
  • organizational strategic planning

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