What are Siemens’ strategies for real estate decarbonisation?


Reducing the carbon footprint of buildings and enhancing sustainability are fast becoming business critical issues for institutional real estate investors. But in order to implement an effective green strategy to lower one’s carbon footprint, having access to detailed building performance data and analytics is vital. Siemens is able to achieve this to help investors enhance the value of their real estate portfolios…

Towards low carbon real estate

On average, energy consumption accounts for 40% of the lifecycle costs of buildings. For those wishing to optimise their real estate and demonstrate green credentials, and compliance with global standards, such as Europe’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), commonly used in the US, Siemens is able to plot a path to greater transparency and performance…

The power of big data

To connect buildings and foster smart buildings, in February 2016, the Siemens Buildings Technologies Division partnered with IBM to maximise the potential of connected buildings and the data they create to empower real estate owners and operators to drive business results and meet building-related KPI’s. As a result, Siemens develops integral solutions with IBM‘s software suites Maximo (asset management) and TRIRIGA (workplace management) and envisages use cases to apply Watson IoT analytics. A cognitive building can anticipate, respond, and adapt…

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[Admin: As a thought-provoking counterpoint, the following piece reveals a mathematical flaw in current climate models that are supposed to predict the rate of global warming for every doubling of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air.]

Carbon scare is over?

In December 2016, Lord Christopher Monckton reveals a breaking discovery which may prove the entire “climate change” scare is based on faulty mathematics. At the “Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie” conference in Phoenix, AZ, Lord Monckton covers in-depth the mathematical discovery his team has made and announces that these findings have been submitted for proper peer review…

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[Admin: At time index 3:29, the 4.5 K value is highlighted. But looking at Lord Monckton’s London presentation from September 2016, the 2.2 K should be highlighted instead. Basically, the flaw was taking the mid-value of T (at 3.0 K) on the y-axis, instead of taking the mid-value of F (at 0.485) on the x-axis. That’s what he means by “the wrong end of the curve” or the wrong axis. So by using the F of 0.485, the curve gives a much lower T of 2.2 K. Then 2.2 K should be highlighted.]

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Top Ten TRIRIGAFEEDIA posts of November 2016


Yes, it’s that time again! In November 2016, TRIRIGAFEEDIA earned 5812 views from 1695 visitors. This top ten represented 6.4% or 370 of these views, which was the highest “spike” for any set of top-ten posts in TRIRIGAFEEDIA history! Again, there was a lot of activity with certification training, process diagrams, WebSphere errors, and UX lessons. Interestingly, except for a few shifts, the top-ten countries didn’t leave the top-ten. So, here were the top-ten posts of November 2016!

Rank Post Hits
1 How do you earn a professional TRIRIGA certification? 61
2 Why do you see “Max connections reached” errors in WebSphere? 51
3 Where can you find the IBM TRIRIGA process flow diagrams? 49
4 *UX Lessons 48
5 What are the TRIRIGA training paths to certification? 39
6 Who are some CAFM, CMMS, EAM, & IWMS competitors of IBM TRIRIGA? 27
7 What exactly is TRIRIGA UX? 26
8 What is the IBM TRIRIGA UX Framework? 26
9 What does the TRIRIGA scheduler engine do and how is it used? 23
10 Introducing the TRIRIGA integration options 20
*Technically, a page, not a dated post. But worth ranking.

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Rank (Previous) Country Hits (%)
1 (1)  United States 2682 (46.1%)
2 (2)  India 1257 (21.6%)
3 (3)  Canada 297 (5.1%)
4 (4)  Russia 240 (4.1%)
5 (5)  United Kingdom 156 (2.7%)
6 (8)  Australia 110 (1.9%)
7 (6)  Argentina 103 (1.8%)
8 (7)  Germany 78 (1.3%)
9 (9)  Hong Kong SAR China 65 (1.1%)
10 (10)  Brazil 52 (0.9%)

[Admin: This post appeared first on TRIRIGAFEEDIA. This post is related to the 11.01.16 post about the top-ten posts of October 2016.]

IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics overview


Here’s an overview and demo of the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics, which lets business professionals easily integrate their TRIRIGA building data directly into Watson Analytics. Presented by Paul Lacey, Offering Manager for IBM TRIRIGA.

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Top Ten TRIRIGAFEEDIA posts of October 2016


Yes, it’s that time again! In October 2016, TRIRIGAFEEDIA earned 5715 views from 1717 visitors. This top ten represented 5.2% or 299 of these views, which was one of the highest “spikes” for any set of top-ten posts so far, not bad. Any top-ten list that earns more than 5% of the monthly views represents a pretty high spike.

Once again, there was a lot of activity with certification training, process diagrams, WebSphere errors, and UX lessons. But the most interesting change was that the share of the top 3 countries — United States, India, and Canada — dropped from 50.1%, 19.0%, 6.1% to only 34.3%, 10.5%, 3.6% of the total activity. TRIMAX?

Rank Post Hits
1 How do you earn a professional TRIRIGA certification? 63
2 Where can you find the IBM TRIRIGA process flow diagrams? 33
3 What are the TRIRIGA training paths to certification? 31
4 Why do you see “Max connections reached” errors in WebSphere? 30
5 *UX Lessons 28
6 Getting an HTTP Error 500 when previewing BIRT form reports 27
7 Who are some CAFM, CMMS, EAM, & IWMS competitors of IBM TRIRIGA? 25
8 How do you see the IBM TRIRIGA version? 22
9 What does the TRIRIGA scheduler engine do and how is it used? 20
10 Exploring the TRIRIGA user group community 20
*Technically, a page, not a dated post. But worth ranking.

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Rank (Previous) Country Hits (%)
1 (1)  United States 1963 (34.3%)
2 (2)  India 601 (10.5%)
3 (3)  Canada 204 (3.6%)
4 (8)  Russia 169 (3.0%)
5 (4)  United Kingdom 98 (1.7%)
6 (10+)  Argentina 97 (1.7%)
7 (10+)  Germany 54 (0.9%)
8 (9)  Australia 47 (0.8%)
9 (10+)  Hong Kong SAR China 45 (0.8%)
10 (6)  Brazil 29 (0.5%)

[Admin: This post appeared first on TRIRIGAFEEDIA. This post is related to the 10.01.16 post about the top-ten posts of September 2016.]

Top Ten TRIRIGAFEEDIA posts of September 2016


Yes, it’s that time again! In September 2016, TRIRIGAFEEDIA earned 5789 views from 1781 visitors. This top ten represented 5.4% or 311 of these views, which was one of the highest “spikes” for any set of top-ten posts so far, not bad. Any top-ten list that earns more than 5% of the monthly views represents a pretty high spike. Once again, there was a ton of activity with certification training, process diagrams, WebSphere errors, and TRIRIGA competitors. So, here were the top-ten posts!

Rank Post Hits
1 How do you earn a professional TRIRIGA certification? 61
2 Where can you find the IBM TRIRIGA process flow diagrams? 57
3 Why do you see “Max connections reached” errors in WebSphere? 40
4 Who are some CAFM, CMMS, EAM, & IWMS competitors of IBM TRIRIGA? 36
5 11th Civil Engineer Squadron is first in Air Force to use TRIRIGA 30
6 What are the TRIRIGA training paths to certification? 29
7 *UX Lessons 17
8 Introducing the TRIRIGA integration options 14
9 What does the TRIRIGA scheduler engine do and how is it used? 14
10 How do you see the IBM TRIRIGA version? 13
*Technically, a page, not a dated post. But worth ranking.

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Rank (Previous) Country Hits (%)
1 (1)  United States 2902 (50.1%)
2 (2)  India 1098 (19.0%)
3 (3)  Canada 354 (6.1%)
4 (4)  United Kingdom 191 (3.3%)
5 (10+)  Morocco 124 (2.1%)
6 (8)  Brazil 106 (1.8%)
7 (10+)  France 95 (1.6%)
8 (10+)  Russia 84 (1.5%)
9 (6)  Australia 67 (1.2%)
10 (10+)  Singapore 65 (1.1%)

[Admin: This post appeared first on TRIRIGAFEEDIA. This post is related to the 09.01.16 post about the top-ten posts of August 2016.]

Top Ten TRIRIGAFEEDIA posts of August 2016


Yes, it’s that time again! In August 2016, TRIRIGAFEEDIA earned 6506 views from 1900 visitors. Also, this top ten represented 5.3% or 345 of these views, which was one of the highest “spikes” for any set of top-ten posts so far, not bad. Any top-ten list that earns more than 5% of the monthly views represents a pretty high spike.

Once again, there was a ton of activity with certification training and process flow diagrams. But this time, the big surprises came from TRIRIGA foosball, WebSphere errors, and TRIRIGA competitors. Last, but not least, this was the most popular month in TRIRIGAFEEDIA history! So, here were the top-ten posts of August 2016.

Rank Post Hits
1 How do you earn a professional TRIRIGA certification? 76
2 Where can you find the IBM TRIRIGA process flow diagrams? 45
3 What are the TRIRIGA training paths to certification? 44
4 *Foosball 29
5 Why do you see “Max connections reached” errors in WebSphere? 29
6 *UX Lessons 28
7 Who are some CAFM, CMMS, EAM, & IWMS competitors of IBM TRIRIGA? 27
8 Exploring the TRIRIGA user group community 25
9 *What are Perceptive apps? 23
10 How do you see the IBM TRIRIGA version? 19
*Technically, a page, not a dated post. But worth ranking.

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Rank (Previous) Country Hits (%)
1 (1)  United States 3495 (53.7%)
2 (2)  India 1238 (19.0%)
3 (3)  Canada 336 (5.2%)
4 (5)  United Kingdom 179 (2.8%)
5 (6)  Spain 132 (2.0%)
6 (10+)  Australia 121 (1.9%)
7 (10+)  Germany 109 (1.7%)
8 (10+)  Brazil 107 (1.6%)
9 (7)  Poland 76 (1.2%)
10 (4)  Hong Kong SAR China 66 (1.0%)

[Admin: This post appeared first on TRIRIGAFEEDIA. This post is related to the 08.01.16 post about the top-ten posts of July 2016.]

UX: Do you have any available transcripts of the UX Lessons?


Yes, we do. I just posted my transcripts for each of the 12 UX Lessons, which summarize the key points in the 3 UX Articles: Introducing UXImplementing UX, and Extending UX. Are you ready to build and extend your first UX app? Let’s do it!

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[Admin: This post is related to the 07.20.16 post about more lessons on extending a UX app, and the 04.29.16 post about an “early beta” of UX eLearning lessons.]

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