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How one of the greenest buildings in the world is using IoT technology

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The Internet of Things is one of the biggest enablers of the green buildings movement. The ability to capture and analyze previously “dark” data from buildings is giving us deeper insight into energy and resource use, and the ability to control the use of those resources through an intelligent building management system is taking buildings to new levels of sustainability.

IBM is embarking on a series of explorations with WIRED magazine to explore the transformational power of the Internet of Things (IoT). As part of the first exploration, which is taking place at the end of June, we are having an intimate event with thought leaders in the field of intelligent buildings, as well as some of our business partners and clients.

The Crystal Building

This event will take place in the Crystal Building, one of the most sustainable building in the world. This building is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens, one of our partners that is attending the event. It showcases some really innovative use cases for IoT technology. Here are some fun facts about the locale:

Crystal building fact illustration

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Pretty great, huh? And the even more amazing thing is, this is just the beginning. The Crystal Building was constructed with technologies that are all available today. So, imagine what we can do for sustainability when we start to incorporate cognition into these buildings. The possibilities are endless, and this is why we are so excited about our partnership with Siemens. Buildings are becoming much more than concrete, steel and glass. They are intelligent, adaptive ecosystems that are part of a more sustainable future.

Join IBM and Siemens on June 27 to learn more. Until then – why don’t you take a look inside the Crystal on a virtual tour.

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