Johnson Controls, ODS Global partner to foster innovation in building operations

buildingsUAE-based ODS Global and US-based Johnson Controls, a leading building automation service provider, have announced a strategic partnership early this year, to foster greater innovation and efficiencies in building operations

The partnership between ODS Global and Johnson Controls embodies the evolving consumer sentiment driven by an increased focus on energy usage, sustainability and digital transformation.

It includes the addition of Building and Energy Management Systems (BEMS) offered by EasyIO, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, to ODS’ existing services portfolio. EasyIO’s range of BEMS and products can combine multiple protocols such as Sox, BACnet and Web API, and help create an integrated and connected model of building operations. This open-source technology can be seamlessly added to any management platform, regardless of whether it is deployed in conjunction with pre-existing infrastructure or as an installation within a new system.

Sanjeevv Bhatia, chairman of the SB Group, emphasised the challenge of reconciling distinct vendor protocols and software licenses to achieve portfolio-wide energy efficiency and sustainability. “EasyIO marks a paradigm shift in energy management. With the UAE’s real estate sector gearing up for a sustainable future, using a tech-driven approach, there is a growing need for a solution such as EasyIO, which can help clients, engineers and contractors in the UAE, optimise savings, asset performance and end-user comfort across the entire real estate value chain, at portfolio scale.”

“At ODS Global, we have championed seamless, cost-effective and scalable integration of multi-vendor assets, to unlock unprecedented efficiencies and energy savings. By partnering with a leading innovator like Johnson Controls, we can deliver unique innovations, which transform the UAE real estate market, with new possibilities,” he added.

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