Johnson Controls opens new North American Smart Buildings Innovation Center
November 15, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
The Glendale, Wisconsin location is the eleventh to Johnson Controls site around the globe to feature an OpenBlue Innovation Center.
Johnson Controls recently celebrated the renovation of its 144,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin, which featured the opening of its new OpenBlue Innovation Center.
The Glendale campus features a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array system, generating 250 kW of power, and on-site heat pumps that are expected to cut its winter heating costs by around 29%.
The new OpenBlue Innovation Center, a 12,000 sq. ft. interactive space featuring solutions for building owners, operators, and allied industry colleagues, is all based around the company’s OpenBlue digital platform, a connected technologies solution which leverages data and artificial intelligence to optimize building sustainability.
The Innovation Center will provide product demonstrations, virtual reality technology, and other multimedia sessions. The Glendale location is the eleventh to join Johnson Controls’ network of OpenBlue Innovation Centers around the globe.
The renovated headquarters uses the OpenBlue solutions, integrated with the company’s Metasys building automation system and other third-party devices, to serve as a centralized control network for the campus. The platform offers facility management staff a view to track performance metrics of building systems, such as the energy usage of its heating and cooling systems, lighting, and shade controls.