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Infographic - Is Your Building Trying to Tell You Something?

Today's buildings adapt, evolve and think for themselves.
by | July 1, 2014

Today's buildings adapt, evolve and think for themselves. Let's build a smarter planet. Explore our infographic to learn:

  • Studies estimate that investing in new building systems can increase productivity up to 14%.
  • Analytic insight is turning buildings from static strcutures into ever-evolving, data-generating ecosystems.
  • Proper ventilation can increase work performance by up to 19%.
  • IBM Cut annual energy costs for monitored assets by up to 15%.
  • Today we spend anywhere from 80 to 90% of our day inside.
  • 42% of the world's electricity is used by buildings.
  • At Tulane University, a century-old building became a "living lab" with sensored equipment that helps the building monitor itself.
  • The Cloisters branch of the Mtropolitan Museum of Art monitors weather, indoor temperature, humidity, contamination levels, light, foot traffic & airflow in real time.
  • IBM's Rochester facility uses data to help engineers fix problems before anyone knows they exist.
IBM  |  Published as a part of the Smarter Government initiative.
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