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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

IBM and Johnson Controls Join Forces to Make Buildings Smarter - [BIM] [FM]

Here's an interesting glance into the future of smart and energy efficient buildings. What could be better than IBM getting into BIM. I'm sure this will make buildings even more complex and enhance the need for tools like Revit MEP and IES to make sure the buildings are designed and engineered properly to help them be more energy efficient. Someday you'll be asked if your building has antivirus software installed. Wouldn't want someone to hack into your building and turn the heat up on you.

Combined Offering to Enhance Energy and Operational Efficiencies
LAS VEGAS, - 22 Feb 2010:

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), today announced a new relationship to create a new era of smarter buildings. Together, the companies will team to provide a Smart Building Solution that can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide.
Building on an existing relationship formed between the two organizations in 2007 to create energy efficient datacenters, this new offering benefits any building or portfolio of buildings. Johnson Controls will combine its global leadership in energy efficiency and sustainable services and technologies with IBM's global leadership in software, hardware and services. The result will help clients address the growing pressure they face to improve energy and asset management performance across their enterprises.
"The integration of IBM Tivoli software and Johnson Controls' building technology solutions provides complete information in order to make decisions that impact the bottom line," said Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls' vice president for Global Energy and Sustainability. "With our Smart Building Solution, energy and asset management is enhanced in new ways that optimize environmental performance and operational efficiencies across a single building or an entire portfolio of buildings."
Key elements of the offering are designed to address critical building performance areas including systems integration, energy management, enterprise reporting, space utilization, and asset management.

"The Smart Building Solution from Johnson Controls and IBM will deliver the ability to optimize energy and environmental performance by integrating building, infrastructure, and enterprise systems," said William Sawyer, Vice President, Tivoli Maximo Operations, IBM Software Group. "This will provide our clients with advanced intelligence capabilities that will measurably improve building operations."
Core solution components include IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management, IBM Business Services Manager, and IBM Maximo Asset Management, IBM Maximo Asset Management for Energy Optimization; and Johnson Controls' Metasys Building Management Solution, Metasys Sustainability Manager, Energy and Emissions Management System, EnNet middleware, Visual Living Lab and Technology Contracting services.


IBM Press room - 2010-02-22 IBM and Johnson Controls Join Forces to Make Buildings Smarter - United States 

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