- Johnson Controls and Accenture will deliver two new Johnson
Controls OpenBlue Innovation Centers seeding further development of
AI-enabled building control system products and services.
- The focus will be on developing new hardware and software built
around 5G and IoT, adding greater system connectivity, control and
visualization for building environments.
- The new solutions will accelerate carbon reduction in buildings
as part of ongoing investment by Johnson Controls in net-zero
buildings to promote better occupant health, safety and
YORK and MILWAUKEE,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and
Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy
and sustainable buildings, are collaborating to deliver and operate
two new OpenBlue Innovation Centers. The centers will drive Johnson
Controls' rollout of building control system products and services
using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), digital
twins, internet of things (IoT), 5G and the cloud. The goal is to
accelerate advanced automation in building operations to achieve
greater sustainability, safety, security and user experiences.
Johnson Controls OpenBlue is an AI-enabled suite of connected
solutions and services that integrates with customers' operational
technology. The system collects and primes data from buildings and
applies machine learning at the edge and in the cloud—comparing the
data against optimized AI performance models. The result is the
ability to micro-manage real-time building performance, saving cost
and energy as well as enhancing environments.
"We have a fantastic opportunity to accelerate carbon reduction
in buildings by weaving in new features built on advanced
technology into OpenBlue, further enabling our customers to achieve
their sustainability targets," says Vijay
Sankaran, Johnson Controls chief technology officer.
"Accenture's expertise in platform engineering, integration and
sustainability will help us to deliver these enhanced capabilities
faster—accelerating how quickly we can cut emissions, energy and
cost out of projects and helping our customers to reduce their
operational costs sooner."
Accenture will assist Johnson Controls by implementing
leading-edge technologies on the OpenBlue platform. This
includes AI-driven analytics to optimize space utilization,
O2 vs. CO2 saturation in airflows, as well as
infectious disease risks and other environmental information.
Digital twins will be used to enable Johnson Controls to model,
analyze, and make decisions on maintenance, upgrades, and
sustainability—replacing physical prototypes to help reduce
resource use, carbon emissions, cost, and time to market. 5G and
IoT will also be used for faster and higher capacity data
transmission, with remote management and control of connected
"The better and more sustainable we can make buildings—the
smarter, more attractive, healthier and efficient they will
become—and the better they will be for people and our planet," said
Peter Lacy, Accenture's global
Sustainability Services lead and chief responsibility officer.
"It's about creating environments focused on well-being and
productivity of occupants, while protecting the environment of our
planet. Digitizing building operations is an essential first step
toward these goals."
With around 40 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions globally generated by the building sector, research from
Accenture found that technology such as digital twins, digital
replicas of physical assets or processes, can cut energy use and
carbon emissions in half. Further evidence from Accenture research
found that companies with a higher sustainability
performance—across environmental, social and governance (ESG)
indicators—perform better financially.
"Companies should not have to make trade-offs between their
business and sustainability goals, and an effective technology
strategy can address this," said Paul
Daugherty, Accenture's group chief executive—Technology and
chief technology officer. "Together with Johnson Controls, we will
harness technology in new ways, use effective ESG measurement tools
and engage the power of ecosystems to solve environmental problems
within the building environment."
The new OpenBlue Innovation Centers, opening in Bangalore and Hyderabad, are aligned with Johnson Controls'
innovation in building technology and the strong Johnson Controls
network of OpenBlue Innovation Centers across the globe.
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About Johnson Controls
At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments
where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in
smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to
reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and
the planet. Building on a proud history of more than 135 years of
innovation, we deliver the blueprint of the future for industries
such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums,
manufacturing and beyond through OpenBlue, our comprehensive
digital offering. Today, with a global team of 100,000 experts in
more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s
largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as
service solutions from some of the most trusted names in the
industry. Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com for more information and
follow @Johnson Controls on social platforms.
About Johnson Controls
OpenBlue Innovation Centers
Johnson Controls was founded on innovation. It is in our DNA.
Today, our OpenBlue Innovation Centers write the next chapters of
this proud history, emphasizing seamless collaboration between
expert teams to find new ways of providing smart, healthy, and
sustainable spaces. Powering the blueprint of the
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