The strategic partnership between market leaders ODS Global and Johnson Controls will focus on the growing emphasis on energy usage, sustainability and digital transformation
Dubai, UAE: UAE-based ODS Global, a sustainable Integrated Building Management Service provider, and U.S.-based Johnson Controls, a leading global building automation service provider, announced a strategic partnership early this year, to foster greater innovation and efficiencies in building operations.
The partnership between ODS Global and Johnson Controls embodies the evolving consumer sentiment driven by an increased focus on energy usage, sustainability and digital transformation.
The partnership includes the addition of the groundbreaking Building and Energy Management Systems (BEMS) offered by EasyIO, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, to ODS’ existing services portfolio. EasyIO’s range of BEMS and products can combine multiple protocols such as Sox, BACnet and Web API, and help create an integrated and connected model of building operations. This open-source technology can be seamlessly added to any management platform, regardless of whether it is deployed in conjunction with pre-existing infrastructure or as an installation within a new system.
Commenting on the partnership with Johnson Controls, Chairman of the SB Group, Sanjeevv Bhatia, emphasized the challenge of reconciling distinct vendor protocols and software licenses to achieve portfolio-wide energy efficiency and sustainability. “EasyIO marks a paradigm shift in energy management. With the UAE’s real estate sector gearing up for a sustainable future, using a tech-driven approach, there is growing need for a solution such as EasyIO, which can help clients, engineers and contractors in the UAE, optimize savings, asset performance and end-user comfort across the entire real estate value chain, at portfolio scale.”
He further added, “At ODS Global, we have championed seamless, cost-effective and scalable integration of multi-vendor assets, to unlock unprecedented efficiencies and energy savings. By partnering with a leading innovator like Johnson Controls, we can deliver unique innovations, which transform the UAE real estate market, with new possibilities”.
Such strategic partnerships and tech innovations are becoming commonplace in the building automation market, which is poised to reach a valuation of $273 billion by 2023. The UAE is emerging as a hotbed for these developments, with global market leaders and regional incumbents pooling their resources, policy makers facilitating a favourable ecosystem and customers driving focus on sustainability.
About ODS Global:
ODS Global, an SB group company headquartered in Dubai (UAE) is a Category A, TRA certified organization providing sustainable Integrated Building Management Services. ODS Global along with ODSS Mechanical an ODSS Technical are Category A Dubai Civil Defence Approved, SIRA and TRA certified engineering, integration and maintenance service provider with IoT capabilities. Established in 2004, as a part of a group of companies operating within the construction space, ODS global has been delivering a wide range of quality solutions covering life safety systems, building automation systems and connected building solu tions. ODS Global has its own Intelligent integrated command and control centre which is powered by Netix solutions and is very active in the integration and connected building solution.
About Johnson Controls:
At Johnson Controls (JCI), they transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, they drive the outcomes that matter most. JCI deliver their promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, they are the power behind their customers’ mission. Their leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, York®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
EasyIO provides flexible, innovative products for Building and Energy Management Systems (BEMS) that are used in huge infrastructure projects and are perfect for all types of buildings, from very large to smaller types of buildings or estates of buildings. EasyIO’s controllers significantly lower the software costs of BEMS because they can combine multiple protocols like Sox, BACnet, Modbus, EnOcean and Web API.