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What IT Teams Bring To Green Building Efforts – InformationWeek

Empire State Building

Due for an energy makeover

IT offers network, security, and process skills to buildings management. But IT involvement’s the exception, not the rule.

By David F. Carr

November 13, 2009 03:00 PM (From the November 9, 2009 issue)

People get drawn into information technology work for a lot of reasons, but seldom because they have a passion for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. However, the extreme power and cooling demands of modern data centers have forced IT pros to build expertise in facilities management, and in some cases that’s helping them move their companies toward greener, smarter buildings.

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