IBM in pact with leading environmental building technology companies for GSA’s new building-performance project

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IBM in pact with leading environmental building technology companies for GSA's new building-performance project

By Greentech Lead America: Environmental Systems,
SkyFoundry, and Tridium, have partnered with IBM for the development and
installation of advanced smart building technology in 50 of the federal
government’s highest energy-consuming buildings.  The contract is awarded
by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to IBM. The solution partners
will work with Intelligent Buildings, which acts as owner’s representative for
the GSA.

This initiative is part of GSA’s
larger smart building strategy. This initiative will connect building
management systems to a central cloud-based platform, improving efficiency and
saving up to $15 million in taxpayer dollars annually. Newly constructed
federal government buildings and other facilities will also be managed on the
new smart building technology platform.

IBM and its business partners will implement an
innovative system to monitor building performance nationwide and stream data to
a central facility. IBM is the solution contractor and project manager for the
program. ESI is providing building integration and analytics engineering
services, including the SkySpark analytics platform from SkyFoundry and the
Niagara Framework platform from Tridium.

SkyFoundry’s advanced analytics technology in helping
building owners optimize building operations and reduce operational costs by
automatically identifying opportunities for savings. Tridium’s Niagara
Framework and SkyFoundry’s SkySpark analytics platform, coupled with ESI’s experience
in building systems integration, analytics and building operations is a perfect
fit for the IBM solution and the GSA vision.

Intelligent Buildings, which currently serves as a
consultant to the GSA in the overall strategy development and execution, will
continue to represent the government for program management and execution of
this solution.

“In helping GSA to develop the initial strategy and
technology approach for data-driven buildings, we could have only hoped for
this quality group of companies led by IBM. We are excited to be a part of the
ongoing strategy and implementation of this important aspect of the GSA Smart
Buildings program,” Rob Murchison, Co-founder of IntelligentBuildings.

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