UAE Building Management Provider in Johnson Controls Partnership

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28.03.2021, 16:32

UAE Building Management Provider in Johnson Controls Partnership

Sustainable UAE-based integrated building management service provider and SB Group subsidiary, ODS Global, and Johnson Controls have entered into a strategic partnership to promote better building operations reporting.


The partnership will add Johnson Control subsidiary, EasyIO’s Building and Energy Management Systems (BEMS) solution to the UAE company’s existing services portfolio by interfacing with multiple networking protocols including Sox, BACnet and Web API, and help create an integrated and connected model of building operations across the Middle East region.



Focusing on open-source technology solutions will allow for the BEMS’ seamless addition to any building management platform, regardless of whether it is deployed in conjunction with pre-existing infrastructure or as an installation within a new system.


EasyIO provides flexible, innovative BEMS products used in infrastructure projects ranging in size from very large to smaller types of buildings or estates. 


SB Group Chairman, Sanjeevv Bhatia, comments: “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 growing need for a solution such as EasyIO, which can help clients, engineers and contractors in the UAE, optimize 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”.


Strategic partnerships and tech innovation are becoming commonplace in the building automation market, which is poised to reach a valuation of US $273 billion by 2023, with the UAE emerging as a regional and global hotbed for these developments as market leaders and regional incumbents pool resources in response to policy makers’ calls for more sustainable ecosystem.


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Staff Reporter covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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