Technology giant IBM is joining forces with software and control specialist Tridium, a division of Honeywell, to develop technologies and solutions for energy efficient buildings.
The companies plan to combine their specialist software to create secure, internet-enabled networks for energy management, capable of integrating multiple devices.
IBM’s Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management and Maximo Asset Management software enable building managers to monitor whether buildings and their fittings or equipment are performing at their best – particularly useful in retail and industrial settings.
Tridium’s Niagara and Sedona open-source software, meanwhile, enables multiple objects to communicate with each other – a concept known as the ‘internet of things’.
“Our work to create smarter buildings will be enhanced by Tridium technology that allow many of the systems that constitute a building – heat, water, sewage and electricity – to be controlled and automated,” explains IBM Software’s David Bartlett.
IBM is also joining forces with Carnegie Mellon University to create a Smarter Infrastructure Lab at the university to develop smarter and more efficient infrastructures for buildings.
For further information:
US office buildings should improve energy efficiency, says survey (5-May)
IBM and Johnson Controls join forces to create smart buildings (24-Feb)
30 July 2010