I recently toured IBM's headquarters in Armonk, NY. The 280,000 square foot facility that was built in 1997 during the Lou Gerstner era, is currently serving as a pilot project for IBM's soon-to-be launched Smart Building solution. For an investment of under $200,000 (plus many hours from IBM software engineers), IBM has transformed the building into a smart building.
Energy Efficiency/Demand Response - News, Features, and Slideshows
The race is on to demonstrate that your integrated building energy management platform will drive Smart Buildings. Headlines are popping up every day announcing new ways to increase energy efficiency, drive down electricity consumption, or effectively participate in demand response programs. Will we see integrated energy management platforms promote smart buildings that can shrink the sector's energy consumption from 40% of the US energy pie?
Today Comverge, a major player in the demand response market, launched its rebrand - Intelligent Energy Management software, hardware, and services "that help utilities, commercial and industrial (C&I) organizations and consumers optimize energy use." At the same time EnerNOC a major competitor in the demand response space has also been marketing its services as a means for "transforming the way the world uses energy."