Smarter Campuses Drive Smarter Cities
Mary Gorczynski 1100006B54 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  ibmontwitter ibmeam tulane smartercities maximo jim-fletcher eam ibmsoftware software energy-management kelsey-kusterer tivoli service-management assetmgmt asset-management smarterbuildings facilities-management ncsu
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If you remember our Smarter City Innovation on NCSU Campus blog , Dr. Bill Winner gave us a good overview of the vision at North Carolina State University for creating a smarter city, starting with smarter buildings.
Today I'd like to dive deeper into the activities at NCSU in a video from Kelsey Kusterer and then tie it all together with an overview of how IBM is addressing the market needs starting with Intelligent Building Management at Tulane University.
In this video Kelsey Kusterer describes how the FREEDM center is providing a smart grid for more efficient energy consumption. In the future smarter city that NCSU is developing, we will be able to have new smaller solid state transformers and intelligent fault management devices at our homes, as well as at commercial properties. It is very exciting to think that not only will I be able to store excess energy and sell it back to my utilities company, but also with intelligent fault management devices, the utilities company will recover faster from an outage......now who wouldn't want this?! Watch Kelsey's overview to learn more:
Whether you are creating a smarter city by building smarter buildings during new construction, like NCSU is doing, or during renovation/reconstruction like Tulane University is doing, due to hurricane Katrina, it is key to start with a solution that will enable you to monitor historical patterns. Once you build awareness as to what your energy utilization or water consumption is, you can then begin to ask questions about the patterns you are seeing. Jim Fletcher, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for the IBM Smarter Buildings solutions, provides an overview of the implementation at Tulane (link to press release). The key points he makes are:
Take a look at Jim's overview to learn more: