Johnson Controls has released an advanced version of Enterprise Management, the building technology firm’s cloud-based analytics platform designed to maximize building efficiency.
In a Thursday press release, the company said Enterprise Management 2.2 will help organizations get more out of their buildings and turn insights into action to help meet energy and sustainability goals.
Terrill Laughton, vice president and general manager of energy optimization and connected offerings, digital solutions at Johnson Controls, said in the press release the upgraded features gives organizations more flexibility and control and help drive digital transformation via data and insights.
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The system can lead to lower energy costs, improved space utilization and increased productivity.
“Our solutions drive digital transformation by providing data and insights to lower energy costs, improve space utilization and increase occupant productivity within a building, helping our customers make better, smarter decisions,” Laughton said.
Johnson Controls Enterprise Management 2.2 includes:
- Energy prediction driven by machine learning algorithms that helps users forecast energy consumption and hourly forecasts of energy usage over the next two days.
- Asset performance features that can help users better understand the costs of poor performing or underutilized equipment to help users prioritize limited resources.
- Air quality features that include pre-configured pages that provide an overview of key air quality measures like humidity, CO2, dust, dirt, soot and smoke.
- New tenant management capabilities that give users the ability to adjust billing periods and rate structures for tenants with multiple utility providers that can help owners monitor consumption
The system continues to utilize smartphone integration features that let employees control their own lighting and temperature and reserve building spaces. Kiosks can also be used to control the system and provide employees with critical information.
In a statement, Dana Robbins Schneider of Empire State Realty Trust said the new features enable the real estate company to improve tenant comfort while saving on energy costs.
“The ability to have insight to potential fault events will enable us to more effectively manage those events and resources proactively while ensuring uninterrupted comfort and service to our tenants – which is critical for us,” Schneider said.