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BT & Johnson Controls collaborate to help businesses reach net zero

BT and Johnson Controls are collaborating to help customers reduce emissions using smart building technologies that will digitally monitor, analyze, and optimize energy use and reduce operating costs.



With energy efficiency being such a crucial portion of the world’s overall pathway to net zero, BT is hoping this collaboration will advance efforts to cut carbon across our business customer base.





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The Importance of energy efficiency



There are many pathways to net zero that businesses can take advantage of, however, one of the most important and impactful routes is making energy consumption more efficient.
The reasons are twofold: the less energy a business or building uses, the smaller their carbon footprint and following higher energy prices, more companies are recognizing that energy efficiency is vital to a profitable business model.
The impact of pursuing energy efficiency, particularly in sectors like buildings, can be massive.
The IEA has stated that “energy efficiency represents more than 40% of the emissions abatement needed by 2040” according to its Sustainable Development Scenario and is considered to be the “first fuel” that must be eliminated as part of a wider net zero strategy.
In other words, while we transition away from fossil-reliant energy sources, the biggest impact businesses can have is in figuring out new ways to make the fuel that we do use go further.

Why building efficiency matters



Building emissions are defined as any emissions generated through “constructing, heating, cooling and lighting homes and businesses”, and while it may not be the largest contributor to global emissions, it accounts for “26% of global energy-related emissions”, with “8% being direct emissions in buildings and 18% indirect emissions from the production of electricity and heat used in buildings”.
BT has partnered with Johnson Controls to give our business customers the tools they need to reach net zero faster while cutting costs.

Digitalization as a tool for energy efficiency



Through our partnership with Johnson Controls, BT is able to offer accurate measurement and access to efficiency solutions for our customers. Johnson Controls provides building technologies and energy management solutions with a specialized expertise in making buildings more efficient and “offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as service solutions from some of the most trusted names in the industry”. Sustainable building management starts with effective measurements and data collection and through the collaboration we leverage smart building technology and Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue digital platform connected by secure and resilient networks that can improve data capture, enhance security, and provide effective management of connected buildings at scale. The reason why this is so powerful is that it doesn’t put more pressure on employees or stakeholders to expend efforts in monitoring their own energy usage and efficiencies. Smart, data-driven technologies can capture the data far more efficiently and at scale, empowering our customers to make informed decisions about their own carbon footprint and identify new operational efficiencies. Katie McGinty, vice president and chief sustainability and external relations officer, Johnson Controls, said: “With the powerful combination of technology and partnerships, coupled with government incentives, there has never been a more opportune time to drive sustainability leadership and action. The collaboration between Johnson Controls and BT will unlock new potential for customers to further reduce emissions, cut costs and energize employees with their sustainability mission.” We’re excited to be running a live demo of this collaboration at our research facilities in Adastral Park soon, where we hope to inspire both our customers and industry peers to adopt these collaborative partnerships for energy efficiency. Read more:


  • Kodakandla deva Priyam

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    Agree 👍

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    • Kodakandla deva Priyam

      34 w

      Good👍 morning🌞 one and all

      • Peter Kamau

        34 w

        Intense partnerships

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        • Kevin

          34 w

          These are the collaborations that will lead our future

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          • Peter Kamau

            34 w

            @Kevin sure

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          • Esther Wanjiku

            34 w

            Amazing partnerships

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            • mercy nduta

              34 w

              Worth collaborations!

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              • Grace Njeri

                35 w

                Super collaboration.

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  35 w

                  We need such more collaborations

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                  • Johannes Luiga

                    35 w

                    Wow. This is great!

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                    • Rotich Kim

                      35 w

                      Really encourage

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        35 w

                        Impressive!

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