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London Public Sector Decarbonisation Partnership

Johnson Controls has partnered with Hounslow Council in West London to decarbonise schools and public buildings following its acquisition of specialist energy reduction solutions provider Asset+ in May. The company will help the local authority deliver on the goals of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). Before the project, schools in Hounslow were responsible for 67%…

COP

Why the UN is Right to Call for Business to Act on Climate Change

With the United Nations urging businesses to recognise how they will meet the expectations and demands of stakeholders to reach net zero by 2050, David Lloyd, general manager of Connected Energy Performance at Johnson Controls UK&I, says technology is key. Across the world, businesses are battling to keep the lights on amid urgent calls for…

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Johnson Controls Named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List

Johnson Controls has been named to the 2022 Fortune Change the World list for its OpenBlue solutions and OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service offering. Fortune’s Change the World list recognises companies that use creative tools to address society’s unmet needs and is evaluated based on measurable social impact, business results and degree of…

Europe

Comment on London’s Net Zero Targets

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls, comments on a recent announcement by the Mayor of London that the capital will need £75bn of private sector investment to meet net zero goal. Sadiq Khan said London needed to go “much further, much faster” to meet its net-zero goal. But as businesses across the UK…

Net Zero

Accelerating the Race to Net Zero

Johnson Controls has announced a collaboration with 3Degrees which helps organisations around the world achieve renewable energy and decarbonisation goals. The new collaboration aims to accelerate building owners’ and operators’ progress toward net zero by leveraging 3Degrees’ large-scale environmental commodity solutions, including Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) transactions, long-term renewable energy procurement, carbon credit portfolio management, transportation…

Perspectives

Energy Crisis: Why Now’s the Time for UK Businesses to Act

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on the need for businesses to reduce their expenditure on energy as hundreds of thousands of businesses are projected to fall victim to rising energy prices. As measures are being implemented to ease the effects of the energy crisis for households, we’re officially starting…

Education

Johnson Controls Named as Microsoft Global Sustainability Changemaker and US IoT Partner of the Year

Johnson Controls has been named Global Sustainability Changemaker and as U.S. IoT Partner of the Year at the 2022 Microsoft Awards. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen…

FM Magazine

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…

IAQ

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…

Engineering

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…

M&A

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…

Net Zero

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…

Energy Management

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…

Net Zero

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…

Environment

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…

Energy Management

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…

Environment

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,…

Australia

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…

COP26

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…

Energy Management

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…

Australia

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…

Life Safety

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…

HVAC

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

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…

COP26

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…

Appointments

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,…

Automation & AI

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…

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