Smart buildings specialist Johnson Controls announced the launch of its OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service offering.
In a release, 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 need for making net zero leadership easier to achieve is immediate and greater than ever. Buildings represent about 40% of global emissions and Johnson Controls is uniquely positioned to help customers around the world pursue their net zero carbon goals,” said George Oliver, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. “Our proprietary research echoes the demand, prioritization and urgency for support that businesses, governments and global leaders are calling for. Our As a Service model looks to provide our customers with guaranteed outcomes and risk management models to achieve emission reduction commitments that ultimately lead to healthier buildings, people, places and the planet.”
In May 2021, Johnson Controls commissioned a survey of 1,046 North American professionals responsible for building operations, facilities management and energy & sustainability management across various industry verticals and building types. More than 90% of respondents have significant goals to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by 2030+ with more than 60% of respondents targeting a 50% or greater reduction, the firm said.
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.
Johnson Controls has also created a new offering called OpenBlue Net Zero Advisor, with the aim of delivering real-time, AI-driven tracking and reporting of sustainability metrics, helping facilities managers ensure and prove the net zero carbon reduction and renewable energy impact of their buildings. Based on criteria such as LEED certification, the new technology automatically gathers and analyzes data about energy, water, materials and greenhouse gas emissions involved in every phase of a building’s lifecycle and proves CO2 reductions, renewable energy and efficiency gains, Johnson Controls said.
Johnson Controls suite of connected sustainability solutions and services is offered through flexible risk sharing models that enable tailored deal structures where end users pay for expected outcomes rather than assets, the firm added.
“The need and demand for a 360-degree net zero carbon solution is clear. Businesses, governments and global coalitions have all set ambitious sustainably goals over the next two decades, with many aspiring for decarbonization by 2030,” said Katie McGinty, vice president & chief sustainability, government and regulatory affairs officer at Johnson Controls. “We offer a unique service and partnership model that allows customers to focus on their industry core competencies and revenue-generating activities while we drive customized steps for planning, execution and reporting that flex to the specific needs of each sustainability journey.”