Smart Buildings, Smarter Management

Data and analytics are providing more visibility into how buildings can more efficient, productive and safe.
by | June 26, 2015
By IBM  |  Published as a part of the Smarter Government initiative.
The insight to identify, transform and progress

Buildings are an essential component of a government enterprise, but buildings can be a huge expense for many cities and counties. Real estate prices makes them costly to own and energy expenses make them costly to operate. In addition, buildings are not a friend to the environment – worldwide, they consume 42 percent of electricity and waste 50 percent of it.

But buildings are getting smarter, and with that intelligence comes an opportunity for better management. Data and analytics are providing more visibility into how buildings can more efficient, productive and safe. Increasingly, cities and counties can manage buildings more effectively by using technology to identify patterns and prevent problems. In doing this, they can ultimately optimize building performance, lower energy consumption, improve space utilization, improve portfolio and project management, and gain a comprehensive, integrated view of their building portfolio.

Check out this infographic to learn more about how to use smart buildings for smarter management.

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