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Building Tomorrow Today

May 2018

How is your city’s smart city journey going?

Smart City
In 2005, former US president Bill Clinton challenged a tech company to make cities more sustainable, kick-starting the business of smart city technologies. 13 years on, almost every city in the world has embarked on its own smart city journey and each one is different. To get a sense of how they are doing, we spoke to more than 150 city leaders in 12 countries, including China, India, and Singapore.

Some things we learnt – data analytics and machine learning are the top technologies cities expect to adopt over the next five years. The most popular solutions already implemented include LED street lighting and city data platforms. For further insights, download the full report here.

Product Spotlight


ZETTLER PROFILE Flexible System: the next step in fire detection

Now available: the ZETTLER PROFILE Flexible, a powerful fire detection and alarm system for hotels, commercial offices, healthcare environments as well as industrial and manufacturing facilities. Built around the MZX technology, PROFILE Flexible is highly resilient to sources of false alarm such as electrical noise. The solution is ergonomically designed for ease of use, scalability, high performance and a lifetime of cost benefits to end users.

Find out more here.


Johnson Controls APAC HQ

Our Johnson Controls APAC HQ saves 4.8 million liters of water each year. Find out how

Our LEED Platinum certified Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai sets a new standard for green, energy efficient and smart buildings in China. Showcasing a full range of smart building solutions, it harnesses 200,000 kWh of solar energy and saves 4.8 million liters of water each year. Watch this video to see how we do it and how you can too.

What exactly does the Internet of Things (IoT) mean for the buildings industry?

In our last issue, we offered insights on how to maximize IoT value in facility management. Some of you shared that it’s still a challenge understanding what IoT means for you in the buildings industry. This issue, we take a step back and got Jim Nannini, our vice president of Building Wide Systems Integration to shed light on what exactly IoT is, what it does for the buildings industry and how it can help you. Read more here.
energy efficiency

Singapore organizations are inculcating green behavior

Energy efficiency is no longer a trend in Singapore – in fact it has become second nature for building developers, owners and managers so it’s not at all surprising that organizations invest heavily on energy efficiency measures. What’s interesting is that they are also spending on energy focused behavioral or educational programs to inculcate a green mindset among employees and stakeholders. Click here to find out what other ways Singapore-based organizations are going green in our Energy Efficiency Index.

Nurturing next-gen engineers and technicians

Recognizing that Singapore needs a highly skilled engineering and technical workforce, we partnered the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to launch the ITE-Johnson Controls Building Technologies and Solutions Centre, a first fully-functioning chiller plant system designed for a classroom setting in Singapore. It makes theory lessons come alive for students, enabling them to apply knowledge to real-life smart building management systems and assimilate quickly into the actual work environment.
Smart Workforce

Building a Smart Workforce for a Smart Nation

We recently hosted a thought leadership forum – Smart Workforce for A Smart Nation – featuring experts from the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, the Singapore Green Building Council, Surbana Jurong, Institute of Technical Education and Johnson Controls. Themes explored include securing Singapore’s future, thriving as a Smart Nation and preparing our workforce – our audience came away with a reminder not to fear technology, but instead harness it strategically to bridge the gap between where we are today and where we’d like to be so we can build human capabilities and free up time.
YZ chiller

Tomorrow’s chiller solutions available today in Singapore

Johnson Controls was proud to present the YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller to more than 200 Singapore’s key industry practitioners at a recent customer event. We unveiled the technology and efforts involved in creating the world’s first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant. Click here to find out more about the YZ chiller.
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