With more than 900,000 buildings occupied by federal agencies, the United States government is a massive consumer of energy resources. Yet, according to the government’s own figures, nearly one-third of the energy used in a typical government building is wasted.
To address these issues, both the Bush and Obama administrations in recent years issued Executive Orders designed to make federal energy use more efficient. These orders point to the need for a smarter approach to building management, requiring federal agencies to reduce natural resource consumption, decrease waste production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
IBM solutions for Smarter Buildings integrate and optimize a building’s physical and digital infrastructures to create buildings and building port-folios that can reduce both energy use and operating costs.
Read “Reducing federal energy use with IBM solutions for Smarter Buildings” to discover why seven of the fifteen executive branch departments of the U.S. Federal government use IBM Smarter Buildings solutions.