MARCH 6 2012 23:13h
Air Force taps IBM for energy savings
The Air Force real estate portfolio is vast, scattered across 170 locations around the world and consisting of more than 626 million square feet of real estate, more than 100 million square yards of airfield pavement and 10 million acres of land.
The facilities are use by active duty Air Force, Reserve and Air National Guard personnel.
The Air Force selected IBM's TRIRIGA integrated workplace management software to analyze data about real property assets, streamline work orders and suppliers and reduce energy use across the service's holdings, the company said.
"IBM TRIRIGA software will help implement our NexGen IT vision and give the Air Force a data-driven approach to manage its real property and physical assets, as well as help us predict issues before they impact service and safety," said Air Force Office of the Civil Engineer Chief Information Officer Alexander Earle.
"Implementing IBM TRIRIGA will help strengthen our IT infrastructure by removing redundant systems, providing real-time analytics and optimizing core processes that enable us to make better decisions about how we manage our resources."
LAS VEGAS, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, seeking energy savings, is working with IBM to upgrade energy conversation policies, from vehicles through runways to buildings.