Johnson Controls leads smart building management with the OpenBlue platform

Johnson Controls leads smart building management with the OpenBlue platform

Johnson Controls is experimenting with OpenBlue Enterprise Manager (OBEM), a comprehensive building performance management platform, to improve its OpenBlue ecosystem, which currently has the highest implementation rating among nine other platform providers.

Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, was voted the overall winner of the Smart Building Management Platforms competitive assessment conducted by ABI Research, a global technology intelligence company. Researchers evaluated the Johnson Controls OpenBlue ecosystem of connected technologies and services, giving it the highest implementation rating among nine other platform providers.

“Buildings contribute nearly 40 percent of global emissions and new levels of efficiency and sustainability can only be achieved through digitalisation,” said Johnson Controls Chief Technology Officer Vijay Sankaran. “This recognition that OpenBlue digital technology and services is the overall market leader is a testament to the ongoing dedication and commitment to innovation that we have to creating the smart buildings of the future.” 

For this competitive assessment, ABI Research compared nine major commercial building platforms capable of digitising, capturing, managing, monitoring, and improving the performance across a broad cross-section of commercial building verticals, applications, and portfolios. Johnson Controls received the highest overall score among the providers due to the company’s dedication to assisting existing and new clients with its highly effective OpenBlue platform and related services.

Researchers noted: Johnson Controls’ clear and longstanding commitment to serve the smart building management industry. Johnson Controls OpenBlue is a comprehensive package of services that will assist foster widespread smart building management awareness and acceptance. The company’s dedication to assisting consumers through its highly effective OpenBlue platform and associated services. 

“Johnson Controls was the overall leading vendor in ABI Research’s market assessment. The Johnson Controls OpenBlue architecture represents a cohesive and comprehensive suite of offerings to accelerate smart building management, build awareness and increase adoption of smart buildings,” said Rithika Thomas, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. 

Johnson Controls OpenBlue is testing OpenBlue Enterprise Manager (OBEM), a software suite that provides a full building performance management platform for smart, secure, healthy, and sustainable buildings. OBEM combines data from building systems, utility bills, and AI-enhanced digital experiences to provide actionable insights for cost savings and emissions reduction. It also enables clients to streamline carbon disclosure reporting and assure regulatory compliance with building performance criteria. OBEM is used globally in commercial office spaces, healthcare, education, and campuses to provide real-time data visibility across assets, people, and processes, allowing for more intelligent and proactive management.

Johnson Controls has a three-decade presence in India, with three OpenBlue Innovation Centers strategically located in Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, the largest of which houses a team of over 300 engineers and serves as the home of Johnson Controls’ advanced global research and development on AI, net zero buildings, and advancements in health, safety, and comfort for people in buildings.

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