Smarter City Innovation on NCSU Campus
Mary Gorczynski 1100006B54 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  ibmsmartercities ibmeam ibmsoftware tivoli ibmontwitter maximo freedm asset-management software sustainability service-management ibmsmarterbuildings ibmpulse eam assetmgmt ncsu smarterbldgs
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Everyone is talking about smaller carbon footprints, green energy, sustainability and visions of smarter cities on a smarter planet. But is it really achievable or is it just the latest vision to make us all become better citizens? That is what I set out to investigate for today's blog.
We've all heard that real estate is the 2nd largest expense on the balance sheet for most companies & that by 2025 buildings will be the #1 consumer of energy, but what really gets me is that an estimated 50% of energy and water in buildings is often wasted. That coupled with varying electric pricing to compensate for peak utilization should be enough for everyone to start realizing that our current path of utilization is not sustainable.
Knowing that solutions from IBM including Maximo Asset Management, Intelligent Building Management and all of the TRIRIGA solutions from the recent acquisition are helping clients to build smarter cities, starting with smarter buildings, I decided to preview a client success story that would be featured at IBM Pulse 2012.
I reached out to Dr. Bill Winner, a professor from North Carolina State University (NCSU) to learn more about what's going on at NCSU. I learned quickly that at NCSU they are doing more than just talking, they are leading discussions with more than 70 businesses in Research Triangle Park, NC around smarter grids, smarter campuses and smarter cities at the 9th annual Sustainable Energy Conference. Their goals go beyond just making NCSU a renowned "Smarter City" that you see from the airport, they want to help advance sustainability and technology across the globe. As Bill put it "the nations that get this right will be the global leaders supplying the others".
To get an overview of IBM's partnership with NCSU at the FREEDM Systems Center and the overall Energy-Management, Sustainability Solutions for Smarter Enterprises announcement visit: http://www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/32586.wss
Listen to how Bill summed up the vision to advance sustainability across the world.
It's easy to see that Bill is passionate about this and eager to share more of the story. Here's his personal invitation for you to attend the "Campus Smarter Buildings Panel - the Model for Smarter Cities" session 1575 at Pulse.
Stay tuned for future blog installments where I dive deeper into the IBM partnership with NCSU at the FREEDM Systems Center.......on a mission to build a smarter city, 1 building at a time.