Buildings have always been a source of both pride and frustration to many of our customers.
Pride: when you look at something like Nataktomi Plaza and how it is an icon of the city.
Frustration: when you see how much money it takes to run the darn thing (and that's before the whole "McClane incident of '88").
Regardless. Buildings, as I mentioned in a prior post (see "Smarter Than The Average Building"), are one of the largest costs on any company's budget.
To requote Dave Bartlett:
Buildings are a significant line item on any company's expense sheet. In fact, for many, they are second-largest expense, after payroll. On average, buildings consume 42% of all electricity worldwide.
Which is why there's a lot going on with Smarter Buildings at IBM and today in Manhattan, we are conducting a customer event to talk about the new IBM Intelligent Building Management.
It is the same solution that Karl Helbig just wrote about on the Asset Management blog (see "Facilities Friday (a day early): IBM's new solution for Smarter Buildings").
He's got a fantastic write-up of the new solution and there's also some great information about it in the press release as well.
The press release has information about, "... three unique projects in New Orleans, New York and Minnesota that show the potential of applying advanced analytics and automation to buildings."
Read up about it in his post and stay tuned to this blog, where we'll have a wrap-up of the event and even more discussion of IBM Intelligent Building Management in the near future.
In the meantime, feel free to post comments below about your strategy for Smarter Buildings. What are the critical aspects you're looking to change in your current building strategy?
To close, I will say: Welcome to the party, pal. (you thought I was gonna say "Yippee-ki-yay," didn't ya'?)