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Clearing the Air

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why indoor air quality (IAQ) ought to be as important a political narrative as the health and wellbeing of building users is imperative. The importance of clean air is finally being recognised. In the United Kingdom, a new clean air law will be serve as a fitting…

Perspectives

Why Clean Air Day Ought to be Every Day

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why Clean Air Day 2022 is more than just a timely reminder for businesses and government to implement measures to safeguard the health of building users.  Clean Air Day is a critical reminder for businesses and governments to show demonstrable action to keep people healthy. Air pollution…

News

Johnson Controls Inaugurates OpenBlue Innovation Centre at Global HQ in Cork

Johnson Controls has opened an OpenBlue Innovation Centre in its global headquarter’s building at One Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland to provide a future-ready built environment to showcase to customers. The new centre belongs to an international network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres which are pioneering new ways of providing smart, healthy and sustainable spaces for…

News

Johnson Controls Acquisition of Asset Plus

Johnson Controls has acquired Asset Plus, a specialist provider of energy reduction and zero-carbon measures for the UK public sector. Delivering sustainability savings for multiple NHS organisations, local authorities, and educational establishments, Asset Plus provides strategic support and project management for energy efficiency measures and retrofitting across complex built environments. This includes low-carbon heating through…

News

Johnson Controls Named to 2022 FT European Climate Leaders List

Johnson Controls has been named to the FT Climate Leaders in Europe list for a second consecutive year. Europe’s 2022 Climate Leaders list recognises companies that have shown the highest reduction of their emissions intensity between 2015 and 2020 as measured by greenhouse gas emissions relative to revenue. The company was one of only 400…

News

The Role of Tech in Tackling Spiralling Business Costs and Climate Change

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, explains why organisations are increasingly relying on technology to deliver operational energy savings whilst tackling climate change. Against a backdrop of myriad problems, from spiralling energy costs to inflation rates higher than seen for 30 years, the topic of energy efficiency has come back into sharp…

News

Supporting Hyperscale Data Operators with Sustainability

Johnson Controls is leveraging its Silent-Aire solutions to support hyperscale data centres in meeting ambitious sustainability targets. The company’s Data Centre Solutions platform focuses on improving water and energy conversation; including the conservation of resources used by air-cooled chillers, liquid cooling, combination air handler units (AHUs), future-ready refrigerants and prefabricated modular data centres. Mission-critical data…

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WBCSD Welcomes Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an organisation of over 200 forward-looking companies. As a leader in smart, healthy buildings, sustainability has been a central focus of Johnson Control’s operations for decades. The company was one of the earliest to report emissions and pledge emission reductions and has made…

News

UK Energy Hike – The Business Response

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, responds to Ofgem, the UK energy regulator’s announcement of an increase to the energy price cap. The full scale of the energy price cap hike is set to hit Britons already struggling against a tide of surging outgoings. With the energy cap announcement moving forward…

News

Johnson Controls Launches IAQ as a Service Solution

Johnson Controls has launched an OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The new offering is the first dedicated “as-a-service” Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solution for buildings, delivering energy-efficient, turnkey clean air outcomes with an innovative financing model. “Johnson Controls believes the best healthy buildings strategy is a holistic one,” explains Ganesh Ramaswamy, vice president and president, Global…

Blog

COP26, Climate Change and the Built Environment

11.11.2021, 18:32 COP26, Climate Change and the Built Environment As the COP26 conference addresses carbon emissions from buildings for the first time, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, explains why driving down emissions across the built environment is critical to reversing climate change. In a session dedicated to the built environment,…

News

HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

News

Technology and the Race to Net Zero

01.11.2021, 12:35 Technology and the Race to Net Zero With COP26 underway, Jamie Cameron, director of digital solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, discusses the prevalence of technology in the race to net zero and the fight against climate change. With the news that the urgency over net zero has sparked a climate tech investment boom, the importance…

News

Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…

Blog

COP26: Why Technology is Essential

21.10.2021, 19:31 COP26: Why Technology is Essential Following the leak of documents suggesting Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia and several other countries have been lobbying the United Nations to alter its recommendations for tackling climate change, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on how technology can aide the race to net-zero…

News

Cybersecurity in Smart Building Infrastructure

15.09.2021, 12:56 Cybersecurity in Smart Building Infrastructure Johnson Controls has announced a new partnership with Tempered Networks to provide best-in-class secure communications and network management for its OpenBlue smart buildings technology ecosystem. Tempered Airwall protects critical infrastructure using what the software developer and vendor describes as the “industry’s only, truly native Zero Trust platform”. The…

News

Johnson Controls Expands Fire Control Portfolio

06.09.2021, 09:33 Johnson Controls Expands Fire Control Portfolio Johnson Controls has enhanced its fire suppression offering in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of sprinkler, deluge, water spray and foam system manufacturer, Nu-Form Fire. Nu-Form services the fire safety requirements of a diverse range of sectors including warehousing, food, manufacturing production and special hazards, and is permitted…

News

Johnson Controls Extends HVAC Capabilities in Scotland

24.08.2021, 10:13 Johnson Controls Extends HVAC Capabilities in Scotland Johnson Controls has acquired Glasgow-based commercial and industrial HVAC design and installation specialist Fisher Group in a move that will accelerate its growth plans in Scotland. The integration of principal trading companies, Fisher Group Ltd and Fisher Group Services with Johnson Controls’ UK North Commercial HVAC Installation…

News

Half of UK Businesses Embrace Clean Air Technology

19.07.2021, 10:58 Half of UK Businesses Embrace Clean Air Technology New research from Johnson Controls indicates 52 per cent of businesses in the United Kingdom have implemented clean air technology in advance of building reopenings with a further 31 per cent planning to do so in the next 12 months. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the healthcare sector…

News

Report Casts Doubt on UK Net Zero Ambitions

06.07.2021, 11:17 Report Casts Doubt on UK Net Zero Ambitions Budget constraints and poor buy-in from senior leadership are listed as the two biggest barriers to the adoption of smart building technologies according to a survey commissioned by Johnson Controls. Findings from the survey are presented in a document, “Thinking Smart: How the foundations of…

News

Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal

10.06.2021, 16:10 Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal On the eve of the G7 Summit, Johnson Controls has become a signatory to an open letter from the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders urging global leaders to accelerate a just transition in the race to net-zero and climate resilience. The Alliance, an informal group facilitated…

News

ISS Announces Key Manufacturing Segment Appointment

07.06.2021, 14:44 ISS Announces Key Manufacturing Segment Appointment ISS has appointed Sebastian Volders as joint Global Head of Growth for the life sciences and manufacturing segment. Volders, who will share the position with Nicole Ballard, joins ISS from CBRE where he was recently Managing Director and Host EMEA Lead for Global Sales and Client Solutions. A…

News

Bringing the Next Level of Digital Trust to Smart Buildings

20.05.2021, 16:04 Bringing the Next Level of Digital Trust to Smart Buildings Users of Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue digital solutions suite will be able to utilise the DigiCert ONE PKI platform to secure their smart building applications under a new partnership announced today. DigiCert, one of the largest providers of digital certificate services and PKI solutions,…

Blog

Achieving Better IAQ

14.05.2021, 15:33 Achieving Better IAQ Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland, comments on recent calls for a post-Covid ‘revolution’ in building indoor air quality. Following the publication by leading scientists writing in the journal Science of calls for a post-Covid revolution in building air quality implementing smart technology is the next…

News

Vijay Sankaran Appointed to New Role at Johnson Controls

13.05.2021, 16:27 Vijay Sankaran Appointed to New Role at Johnson Controls Johnson Controls has appointed former TD Ameritrade and Ford Motor Company executive Vijay Sankaran to the newly created role of vice president and chief technology officer with responsibility for its OpenBlue digital platform. . Sankaran has held leadership roles in technology transformation across a…

News

Centre of Excellence for Healthy Buildings

26.04.2021, 14:56 Centre of Excellence for Healthy Buildings A global partnership between Johnson Controls and the International WELL Building Institute will create a new global centre of excellence for healthy buildings by promoting the WELL Building Standard. The two organisations will work together to advance technology development, outcome-based planning and best practices that will improve…

News

Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit

22.04.2021, 10:41 Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit Johnson Controls chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change. The summit will bring together leaders of the world’s major economies and other vital partners for an urgent and open dialogue…

News

Johnson Controls Expands Electronic Security Capabilities

16.04.2021, 15:11 Johnson Controls Expands Electronic Security Capabilities Johnson Controls has added Esotec, a UK provider of security systems and managed services to government and high-profile facilities operators, to a list of recent electronic security acquisitions which includes WOT Security and NT Security. Oxford based Esotec delivers end-to-end security solutions, including CCTV, intrusion detection systems…

Events

Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls Hyper-scale Data Centre Capabilities

12.04.2021, 10:03 Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls Hyper-scale Data Centre Capabilities Johnson Controls has agreed to acquire Silent-Aire, a global leader in hyper-scale data centre cooling and infrastructure, in an all-cash transaction valued at up to US $870 million. The deal will include an upfront payment of approximately US $630 million and additional payments to be…

Blog

Delivering Smart, Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

08.04.2021, 23:37 Delivering Smart, Healthy and Sustainable Buildings A partnership between IoT service provider Pelion and Johnson Controls is set to accelerate innovation in building connectivity, security and intelligence.   Focusing on extending the capabilities of Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue technology, the cooperation will pursue changes similar to those that have been achieved within the automotive…

News

Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved

31.03.2021, 15:49 Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved Johnson Controls emissions reductions targets. The targets which cover greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Johnson Controls’ operations (scopes 1 and 2), are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Johnson…

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