Green Sigmaâ„¢ Coalition to provide smart energy and other smart environmental solutions


Rich Lechner,
Vice President for
Energy & Environment,
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 24, 2009 – A new industry alliance, the Green Sigma™ Coalition, has been established by IBM with key leaders in metering, monitoring, automation, data communications and software to provide smart solutions for energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas management.

Charter members of the Coalition are Johnson Controls, Honeywell Building Solutions, ABB, Eaton, ESS, Cisco, Siemens Building Technologies Division, Schneider Electric and SAP. The coalition members will work with IBM to integrate their products and services with IBM’s Green Sigma™ solution.

This will allow companies using these combined solutions to better understand energy and water usage, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions across their business operations, and make changes to improve efficiency, reduce consumption and waste, and lower environmental impact.

“As we all work toward creating a greener, smarter planet, it is plain that none of us can get there alone,” said Rich Lechner, IBM’s vice president for energy and environment. “Through public and private partnerships, and with leaders across a range of industries and technologies combining and sharing our expertise and talent, we can create the solutions the world needs to conserve resources and address climate change.”

Green Sigma™ is a solution that applies Lean Six Sigma principles and practices to energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas emissions throughout a company’s operations, including transportation systems, data centers and IT systems, manufacturing and distribution centers, office facilities, retail space, research and development sites, etc.

It combines real time metering and monitoring with advanced analytics and dashboards that allow clients to make better decisions that improve efficiency, lower costs and reduce environmental impact.

IBM announced the Green Sigma™ Coalition in support of its Green and Beyond Summit for industry leaders in San Francisco. At the same event IBM announced that its Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management has been integrated with Cisco’s EnergyWise energy management solution. The new combined solution broadens the range of power consumption information and energy optimization policies that can be provided to help organizations discover, optimize, and report energy usage within their data center and business infrastructure.

Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management is also to be integrated with Honeywell’s EBI and Tridium offerings.