Technology Record - Issue 25: Summer 2022

110 V I EWPO I NT The power of Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Enterprise Manager and Microsoft Azure can guide digital transformation and achieve measurable success and savings V I J AY S ANKARAN : J OHNSON CONT ROL S Balancing business and sustainability goals Building owners and operators looking for an edge to retain and attract tenants and staff need to juggle three factors: health, comfort and sustainability. This daily challenge involves making trade-offs between competing goals and changing business needs. But managing indoor air quality (IAQ), sustainability and comfort doesn’t have to be a one-by-one, this-or-that decision. OpenBlue Enterprise Manager enables facilities teams to make data-driven operations choices, balancing all three goals at once – whether they are operating healthcare, education, commercial real estate or industrial facilities. Building on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, OpenBlue Enterprise Manager acts as a recommendations engine, continuously scanning facility operations to uncover opportunities to save energy, improve IAQ and maintain occupant comfort. The system draws on site-specific systems data, pulls data from external vendor silos, and uses proprietary algorithms to simultaneously project the impact of operations decisions on all three areas. Facilities teams can then decide which actions to take or let OpenBlue Enterprise Manager make the decisions automatically. OpenBlue Enterprise Manager delivers measurable value and empowers businesses to achieve the outcomes that matter most. For example, users can create healthy, comfortable spaces while balancing energy spend with IAQ. They can optimise operations to gain a competitive advantage by cutting maintenance costs by up to 20 per cent. In addition, OpenBlue Enterprise Manager can help users to achieve sustainability goals and enhance the appeal of their buildings to tenants by reducing their energy costs by up to 30 per cent and shrinking carbon footprints. Businesses can layer OpenBlue Enterprise Manager onto any existing energy management or building automation system (BAS), such as Metasys from Johnson Controls. It can be used out of the box to complement a BAS, or can be combined with OpenBlue Enterprise Manager sensors and gateways for added functionality. Artificial intelligence analytics can also be fine-tuned based on individual floor space requirements and typical occupancy. Our experts will work with customers to determine how to structure data and ensure seamless communication. And, with the evergrowing array of OpenBlue apps and partner integrations, users can be confident that their system is future-proof. Many of our customers have achieved great success as a result of their partnerships with Johnson Controls. For example, Samford “Our OpenBlue solutions can help you balance sustainability and business goals to achieve measurable progress”