Gallery: IBM Announces Intelligent Building Management Software to Maxi...


Today IBM announced a new software product that promises to markedly improve the efficiency of buildings by giving real time information on performance and problems. The software is a group of analytical tools that can detect when anything in the building’s systems are out of whack and pinpoint the issue — think of it as always having a bedside doctor so at the moment a building gets sick, it can be treated right away. Since buildings make up 40% of all of our energy use, and consume 70% of all electricity generated, the Intelligent Building Management software can make real inroads for energy efficiency in an industry that has a lot of catching up to do.

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