French IT company Atos and smart buildings specialist Johnson Controls announced a global partnership with the aim of helping private and public sector customers accelerate their net-zero strategies.
Under the terms of the partnership, the two companies will provide a set of end-to-end advisory services, digital and other decarbonization capabilities which aim to help clients formulate and sustainably achieve their net-zero strategy by reducing their commercial, industrial and office building carbon emissions.
Governments around the world are introducing new legislation and environmental standards to reach net zero goals. In regions like Europe and the U.S., decarbonization of buildings is an integral part of the solution as buildings represent some 40% of global emissions, the partners said.
Atos and Johnson Controls plan to leverage each company’s capabilities to help customers better assess, plan, manage, report and forecast carbon performance of buildings. Atos’ Net Zero Transformation portfolio features EcoAct advisory solutions, such as Digital Decarbonization Assessments (DDA) and sustainability strategy development. These services are complemented and activated by Johnson Controls Open Blue Net Zero Buildings portfolio which enables customers to achieve their sustainability strategy and goals that can drive 50% and more in improvement in energy efficiency and corresponding carbon emissions.
Additionally, Atos and Johnson Controls plan to work together to deliver new digital capabilities by bringing together the benefits of Atos` Digital Decarbonization Exchange (DDX) built on the Atos Digital Hub foundation with Johnson Controls` OpenBlue Platform and Net Zero Advisor solution, which will help customers by providing real-time AI enabled monitoring and reporting of sustainability metrics as well as clean energy.
The partners highlighted that the joint collaboration on data and services will enable clients to gain a detailed initial understanding of their real estate energy usage, and to build a strategy and implementation programme of solutions to target energy reduction.
“Our customers have a clear and compelling imperative to reduce carbon emissions as part of the global drive to combat climate change, with many striving for decarbonization by 2030,” said George Oliver, Johnson Controls chairman and CEO. “Together, Atos and Johnson Controls bring a powerful set of complementary decarbonization solutions and open technology platforms to help our customers, businesses and others, drive down carbon emissions while creating environments for healthy people, healthy places, and a healthy planet,” Oliver added.
“Sustainable buildings are vital to bending the emissions trajectory towards zero, both for communities and for companies. In addition to direct cost savings, they can provide incredible environmental and wellness benefits, becoming agents of positive change. The partnership between Johnson Controls and Atos represents a new step towards this collective ambition, making real decarbonization strategies and net zero trajectories,” said Elie Girard, Atos CEO.
In July, Johnson Controls announced the launch of its OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service offering. Johnson Controls said that this new offering will provide a one-stop shop for companies looking to achieve net zero carbon and renewable energy goals.
The OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service portfolio includes a full spectrum of offerings tailored to schools, campuses, data centers, healthcare facilities as well as commercial and industry players.