Case Study: Exceeding the Annual Energy Conservation Goal of IBM's Largest Global Site


The presentation will provide an overview of the successful attainment of IBM’s Poughkeepsie campus’ 2019 and 2020 energy conservation goals. The campus includes 48 building and 3.4M SF of managed space and IBM’s largest energy consuming site globally. It consists of commercial, industrial, and critical system space. PowerLogic, other metering, and proprietary analysis tools provide data for monthly energy reports including metrics of use, cost, building and IBM business unit contributions, a 2-year projection of consumption and conservation, project status, PUE, kW/ton, boiler efficiency, and data visualization regularly communicated with IBM real estate management, IBM business units, third party facility management providers, and instrumentation and controls teams. Implemented projects included data center and lab space optimization, lighting retrofits, HVAC projects, real time energy management fault detection, diagnosis, and repair, and the integration of various outside vendor technologies and services. Regional incentives were also utilized to leverage approvals for capital investments and adding energy staff. The presenter was an energy manager for the site in 2019 and will review the communication plan implemented, projects implemented, incentives utilized, and key lessons learned that may be applied to other corporate campuses with large energy spends.  



Jonathan Lemmond, PE, CEM, REP, LEED AP

Energy Manager


Jon Lemmond, PE, CEM, REP, LEED AP is an energy manager with JLL and dedicated to its IBM account. He has 14 years of experience as a mechanical engineer, researcher, energy policy professional, energy efficiency consultant, and as an energy manager. Jon has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and M.S. and M.Eng. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in Engineering Project Management.