U.S.-based Johnson Controls announced the launch of Enterprise Management 2.0, a platform with cloud-based capabilities that enables enterprises to manage a building or an entire portfolio from a single solution.
Enterprise Management is an energy, asset, occupant and tenant billing management system. The platform utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to analyze building data.
According to Johnson Controls, some features of the updated platform include:
-Energy management: Energy use – thermal, water, electrical, storage, carbon – can be tracked, analyzed and managed, allowing users to forecast energy usage in advance and adjust behavior accordingly.
-Space performance: The solution offers data for understanding of building spaces and how they are used.
-Financial health and utility bill management: Users can track and manage each enterprise location with a broad view of costs and returns related to utility consumption, people services space/infrastructure services (such as waste management), plus capital expenses.
-Asset Performance & Maintenance Management: The Asset Performance App uses fault detection and diagnostics to generate and track work orders and review equipment fault trends.
“This upgrade to Enterprise Management 2.0 is such an exciting evolution in our portfolio, giving customers advanced answers for their enterprise in a proactive, customized and streamlined way,” said Terrill Laughton, vice president and general manager of energy optimization and connected equipment at Johnson Controls. “Enterprise Management is a great place to start a digital transformation journey and ensures the current and future needs of buildings are met. It is scalable which means we can meet the needs of one building, a portfolio of buildings of any size, or a global enterprise.”
The platform supports apps to allow occupants and employees to have insight into and control over their environment. The occupant management apps allow employees to control their own lighting and temperature, navigate to and reserve building spaces – all using their smart phone.
The apps also accurately charge tenants for their individual energy use and give them visibility to monitor and manage their own consumption.
Johnson Controls also highlighted that Enterprise Management is agnostic in relation to building automation systems, infrastructure, or service providers, meaning it can be layered into technologies or systems that are already in place.