IBM and Johnson Controls to Create Greener, Smarter Buildings
IBM just announced their collaboration with Johnson Controls to market energy monitoring and management systems designed to help businesses and factories make their new and existing buildings 'greener' and more energy efficient. IBM explained that their collaboration "... will provide... clients with advanced intelligence capabilities that will measurably improve building operations."
Referred to as the "smart building solution," the partnership combines IBM's Maximo monitoring software program with energy-efficient technologies developed by Johnson Controls to allow building managers to monitor and correct wasteful energy practices and air quality issues. One of the biggest clients that will utilize the smart building solution is the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), provider of nuclear, hydro, wind and fossil fuel power services to 9 million customers.