IBM Rochester, MN implements smarter buildings solution

Published on 30 Nov 2010

The smarter buildings solution will help us find and address opportunities that were previously invisible to us.

—John DeMarco, Director, Real Estate Operations, IBM

IBM Rochester

Computer Services

Deployment country
United States

Johnson Controls


Through a joint effort of IBM Global Business Services, IBM Software Group and IBM Alliance Partner Johnson Controls, IBM’s smarter buildings solution delivers new economic, operational and environmental benefits to IBM facilities.

Business need
With rising energy costs and the overall economic environment, commercial property owners are faced with a significant challenge: maintaining reliability and efficiency of their facilities while demonstrating environmental responsibility.

The integration of asset and service work-order management with energy and sustainability management analytics is a key enabler for reducing energy use and carbon emissions, and for sustaining these reductions.

A five percent year-over-year incremental energy savings is expected for a facility that has undergone years of energy efficiency improvements, and observations in the pilot indicate an eight percent annual savings from the equipment’s operating costs.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Maximo Asset Management, InfoSphere MashupHub, Tivoli Data Warehouse, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration, Cognos Business Intelligence, IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On

IBM Global Business Services

Asset and Facilities Management, BA - Business Intelligence, Business Service Management, Data Warehouse, Energy Efficiency, Cloud & Service Management, Service Management, , Systems & Network Management, Middleware - IT Service Management - Performance Management, IBM Analytics

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