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Building Automation Systems and IT – a perfect marriage

The benefits of integrating Building Automation Systems (BAS) into an organisation’s enterprise ICT backbone are significant. The trend to realise the promised efficiencies and insight into operations that this brings is being driven by the evolution of Internet Protocols (IP) based communication, which makes the transfer and sharing of information from one data point to […]

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Intelligent buildings for today and tomorrow’s energy challenges

In today’s energy-sensitive world, it comes as no surprise that good common sense can do a great deal in making a difference. Buildings and the various cogs and chains that run it are no different. According to Neil Cameron, General Manager at Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Systems & Service: Africa, energy efficiency does not enjoy […]

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Facilities Management vs. Project Management – why both are needed

Facilities Management (FM) has morphed over the past five to ten years, taking on a new role that is regarded as strategic to the corporate direction of the company. FM encompasses so much more than merely taking care of the facilities – such as maintaining the gardens, providing a cleaning service and outsourcing that essential […]

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Johnson Controls announces Panoptix Cloud solution – a new approach to Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls has recently announced its Panoptix solution, a new approach to building efficiency that makes it easier and more affordable for owners and operators of any size facility to achieve better building performance. The Panoptix solution includes four key components: . An open technology platform that makes it easy to collect and manage data […]

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