Dimitri Papadopoulos, Senior Product Manager explains why Facility Explorer® is better than ever! To celebrate Facility Explorer’s tenth anniversary, Johnson Controls released Facility Explorer 14. Featuring a cleaner, faster user experience, enhanced cybersecurity and new ways to improve user productivity. Dimitri was particularly excited about the Mobile Access Portal, which offers an excellent display on your iPad, smart phone, or laptop; serves as a great commissioning tool; and can be used as a main user interface for smaller-sized projects. Facility Explorer meets any building management need. Wireless or wired field controllers and devices provide direct closed-loop control over mechanical and HVAC equipment. Supervisory controllers deliver network wide coordination for single or multiple sites. The result is an integrated, comprehensive control solution.
Partnership allows buildings to become smarter, more efficient and connected. MILWAUKEE, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls announced today that it has joined the Cisco® Digital Ceiling community as a founding building automation partner. The Digital Ceiling framework provides a platform that delivers better user experiences through the convergence of the IT network and building technologies, including lighting, heating, cooling, security, motion detection, and other sensors and actuators.
“Building owners and operators are looking to us to identify how technology can support their business outcomes, reduce costs and minimize risks,” said Jim Nannini, vice president, North America Building Wide Systems Integration (BWSI), Johnson Controls. “As more data becomes available, Johnson Controls’ system integration capabilities allow building owners and operators to make more insightful decisions for smarter, connected and secure buildings.”
Johnson Controls shares Cisco’s belief that the Digital Ceiling framework offers building owners and operators one way to apply the benefits of the Internet of Things throughout facilities, and create “transformative new experiences” for building users that will significantly improve the productivity, safety and comfort of building occupants.
“Cisco is excited to continue to build on our growing relationship with Johnson Controls and welcome them as one of our founding partners to help bring the Digital Ceiling to life,” said Tony Shakib, vice president, IoT verticals business unit, Cisco. “The company’s leadership position as one of the most experienced building integrators, and its extensive line card of building technologies and customer relationships, will help shape and accelerate this business transformation.”
Johnson Controls and Cisco have a long-standing history of successful collaboration to drive real business value for customers, and have been working together in a global alliance since 2008, focused on helping enable the seamless integration of building and information technologies.
About Johnson Controls: Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency: Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe®, Hitachi and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.
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ControlTrends is delighted to present this Johnson Controls’ white paper written by Renee Joseph entitled “Elevating the HVACR industry: Promoting exciting careers to diverse prospects can help address staffing shortages.” This seminal piece is a profoundly informative and factual accounting that serves us all well — as the current State of the Union Address for our HVAC industry. And, for an industry “that offers abundant careers with excellent growth potential, satisfying intellectual challenges, meaningful benefits to society, and solid financial rewards,” we need to recognize that we have some urgent work to do, if we are to deal effectively with the projected shortfalls facing our HVAC Industry.
“Elevating the HVACR industry: Promoting exciting careers to diverse prospects can help address staffing shortages.” By Renee Joseph:
Employers in the HVACR sector are struggling to fill positions in a wide range of roles and skill levels. Recruitment of more women and minorities can be part of the solution. So can teaching young people and second-career professionals about the exciting opportunities and financial rewards the industry has to offer.
The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry offers abundant careers with excellent growth potential, satisfying intellectual challenges, meaningful benefits to society, and solid financial rewards. And yet, businesses in the HVACR sector face shortages of qualified employees for a multitude of roles and at a wide range of skill levels. A 2015 report from the HVACR
Workforce Development Foundation cited 220,734 HVACR job postings in 2014 – twice as many as in the oil and gas industry (109,323).1 These include large numbers of middle-skilled jobs that cannot be off-shored or replaced by technology. Why should these worker shortages exist? One reason is that the HVACR industry is growing fast. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21 percent increase in HVACR mechanic and installer jobs through 2022, nearly twice the projected growth of overall employment.2
Another is that many HVACR workers will soon leave the workforce: The U.S. Social Security Administration estimates that 22 percent of the nation’s overall workforce will retire by 2022.3 Closer to home, a survey by The Friday Group an international firm providing facilities management consulting services to commercial business and government, projected that up to 60 percent of facility management staff – electricians, plumbers, HVAC mechanics,
operations and maintenance workers and others – will retire in the next five to seven years.4
Click here, to read the rest of this white paper.
About the author: Renee Joseph has deep knowledge of the HVAC industry and associated products built on a career spanning more than 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility with Trane Company and Johnson Controls. In her current role as Vice President, Channel Sales and Marketing Operations with Johnson Controls, she leads the channel, marketing, ease of doing business and portfolio management efforts of the North American Building Efficiency business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and has completed the executive MBA Leadership Program with the American Management Association.
Johnson Controls has announced that the TEC3000 line of standalone and communicating (field selectable BACnet or N2) thermostats are now available.
Here are a couple of the things that make the TEC3000 cool:
· The 4.2 inch backlit LED touchscreen allows for easy and fast configuration
· The N2/BACnet communication switch enables simple migration from N2 to BACnet MS/TP by switching the communication protocol in the software
· Every model has a USB port for faster configuration by uploading and downloading thermostat settings
· Home screen configuration allows the building owner or contractor to custom tailor the user experience
· Choose to set a 4 digit passcode to prevent tampering
· Seventy-four models reduced to TWENTY models
· Most embedded occupancy and/or humidity sensor models decreased in price significantly
I found this one in the archives, but it is still a great solution from Johnson Controls for controlling portable classrooms. The Johnson Controls T600 Family of thermostats include several cool features, including an on board occupancy sensor. Mike Glenn, from Johnson Controls shows us how the T600 can be used to control and save energy in portable classrooms. The T600 is a low cost practical way to control temperature and reduce energy consumption in your remote classrooms.
If you are in Georgia or Florida the team at Stromquist & Company can take care of all your Johnson Control needs including the T600. If you are in Western PA or West Virginia, Dave and Ken Smyers at DMS Controls Group, LLC have you covered; if you are in another part of the country, try one of our affiliates at Controls Group North America.
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) announced today it has completed the sale of its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business to CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) for $1.475 billion. Global Workplace Solutions is one of the world’s largest providers of facilities management services.
The sale includes a 10-year strategic relationship between the two companies. Johnson Controls will be the preferred provider of HVAC equipment, building automation systems and related services to the 5 billion sq. ft. portfolio of real estate and corporate facilities managed globally by CBRE and GWS. The agreement provides Johnson Controls with new channels for its offerings and when fully operational is expected to generate up to $500 million of annual incremental revenue for the Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business.
“The sale of Global Workplace Solutions goes beyond its transactional value, as it represents an investment by Johnson Controls to grow its core building business, at the same time forging a strategic partnership with CBRE that will deliver long-term benefits to both companies,” said Alex Molinaroli, Johnson Controls CEO.
Johnson Controls announces a cool new product the Johnson Controls A421 at the 2015 Johnson Controls Business Conference. Look for the A421 to hit the street this June or July.
Looking for an easy way to package your VAV controllers to make installation fast and easy? Our man in the field, Rob Allen, found what you are looking for at the 2015 Johnson Controls Business Conference. Rob catches up with Johnson Control’s Scott Fallon to explain.
Rob Allen, our man in the field, meets the new Johnson Controls ABCS Channel Managers. Rob introduces us to Robert Harland, Dan Preston (ABCS Channel Sales Manager) and King Thomas (ABCS Channel Director). They discuss the recent reorganization of the ABCS channel and how they plan to operate in the different regions. Rob and the leadership also discuss some of the ideas from the business track presented at the Conference.