By Juan Pedro Tomás
Smart building solution company Johnson Controls announced the launch of OpenBlue Buildings as a Service with the aim of enabling the firm and its customers to be more agile in delivering outcome-based decisions centered around integrated data to help reach environmental stewardship goals.
Through OpenBlue Buildings as a Service, building owners are able to transfer the “full lifecycle risk” of building operations to Johnson Controls. The company said this can include upfront capital and decision-making processes, responsibility for design and construction, energy efficiency and emissions management, as well as operations including maintenance and retrofits.
“Through an ongoing OpenBlue Building as a Service partnership, Johnson Controls helps customers make and implement decisions that improve a building’s total cost of occupancy, energy and carbon profile, as well as the well-being of their occupants, without having to manage – or even think about – the process. All of this happens while Johnson Controls also ensures consistent availability to buildings and a predictable cost of operations. As a result, building owners are able to focus on their mission and their business,” the company said in a statement.
“Sustainability is our business. Nearly half of Johnson Controls revenue, more than $11 billion in fiscal year 2019, comes from products and services that cut energy use and improve sustainability for our customers,” said Nate Manning, president of Building Solutions North America at Johnson Controls. “In some ways, Johnson Controls has been delivering sustainability as a service to our customers for decades. We empower our customers to bring their sustainability vision to life while enjoying the peace of mind that their facilities and spaces are in good hands.”
“As a renovation wave accelerates the pace of building upgrades across North America, customers are asking for a blueprint of the future through integrated solutions,” continued Manning. “OpenBlue Buildings as a Service is the key to meeting their ambitious aspirations while taking a burden off owners and management.”