Collaboration for Energy Management Drives Cloud ROI
Today solutions for building management are evolving through emerging technologies in cloud computing, data analytics, and intelligent field devices.
As such, a cloud-based building management platform leverages enterprise asset management and data analytics technologies to help meet sustainability goals.
Recently Siemens Building Technologies Division, www.siemens.com, Berlin, Germany, and IBM, www.ibm.com, North Castle, N.Y., announced cloud-based solutions that will employ Siemens’ building expertise and IBM IoT (Internet of Things) capabilities to maximize the potential of connected buildings and the data they create, helping corporate real estate owners across multiple industries drive business results and meet energy efficiency goals.
As such, Siemens is integrating software from IBM’s Watson IoT Business Unit, including analytics and asset management, into its cloud-based Navigator energy and sustainability management platform. This combination will help benefit corporate real estate customers in many ways, with leveraging of internal and external data on Siemens’ Navigator platform to benchmark building performance and forecast operational budgets.
Additionally, predictive analytics can be applied for fault detection and diagnosis so potential issues can be addressed before anything happens. Text recognition and analytics for utility invoice validation can identify billing errors and enhance data quality.
Finally, mobile applications can enable energy audits and creation of audit reports from anywhere. What are benefits of the Siemens Navigator platform? It enables monitoring of building system performance, energy demand, and energy supply more effectively and efficiently across a single building, a campus, or an entire real estate portfolio.
With IBM’s IoT technologies integrated into the new Navigator platform, customers will have the advantage of more advanced analytics capabilities as well as the ability to process more robust data sets from their real estate portfolios. The new Navigator functionality is coming soon, as it will be rolled out in packages throughout the coming years starting this year, with releases in May and October.
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