Smart Grids and Smart Buildings From Johnson Controls and IBM

IBM Smarter Planet Initiative

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If you haven’t bookmarked IBM’s Smarter Planet microblog, get to it. They do a great job highlighting all sorts of tools and technologies that help cities and communities move towards sustainability.  For you techies, it’s also an excellent example of a big company using a simple tool like Tumblr to create and share information.  I pulled the image here from a Johnson Controls’ post looking at the day in the life of a smart building manager. We need more simple depictions like this to break things down and normalize what a smarter building really means. A lot of it boils down to the low-hanging fruit like monitoring energy usage and better automation around power management.


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