Johnson Controls, Microsoft and Evoteq recognized for work on Bee’ah’s digital transformation, creating the first fully AI-powered smart building in the region
MILWAUKEE – (July 15, 2019) – Johnson Controls today announced its Digie Award win for “Most Intelligent Building – Corporate Headquarters” for its groundbreaking work on Bee’ah’s new headquarters in the UAE. This award recognizes extraordinary examples of buildings, projects and communities that best demonstrate smart, connected, high performance intelligent building concepts throughout the world.
Using Johnson Controls Digital Vault and extended capabilities built on Microsoft Azure, Johnson Controls partnered with Microsoft, and the Middle East’s leading digital transformation catalyst, Evoteq, to implement intelligent edge systems, devices and software designed to optimize energy efficiency, make the best use of available space and help the building’s occupants be more productive..
“With the help of Johnson Controls, Microsoft and Evoteq, Bee’ah is thrilled to be recognized for becoming the first building in the region, and one of the first in the world, to have full integration with AI to support new seamless experiences for optimization of efficiencies, performance and functionality,” said HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah. “This award represents the Middle East’s commitment toward creating a sustainable future for smart buildings within the region’s urban fabric. In alignment with our vision of merging the core pillars of sustainability and technology to build a future-ready economy, our headquarters has become a benchmark for sustainable, intelligent buildings everywhere by being fully powered by renewable resources and optimized to achieve zero net energy consumption and reach LEED platinum certification.”
At Bee’ah’s headquarters, Digital Vault is revolutionizing the construction industry by translating the physical world inside a building into a digital representation with rich data that can be visualized, analyzed and acted upon to deliver proactive maintenance, optimize building systems and deliver intelligent support for the people inside. From digital workspaces to smart back-office integration, and from smart lobby-visitor management to smart security, employees and visitors at Bee’ah’s new headquarters will experience a diverse range of cutting-edge AI features through multiple touchpoints across various functions including HR, customer care, procurement, administration, and mechanical electrical and plumbing.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our part in making Bee’ah’s new headquarters one of the most intelligent buildings in the world,” said Sudhi Sinha, vice president and general manager of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls. “This accolade demonstrates the shift around the world that prioritizes a holistic transformation approach over a siloed technology mindset, allowing companies around the world – like Bee’ah – to reap the reward of true digital transformation.”
“We’re proud to be leading the charge of creating innovative solutions that merge the physical and digital worlds to transform traditional building systems,” said Dr. Marcus Schumacher, vice president and general manager GCC at Johnson Controls. “We are dedicated to helping more businesses and organization achieve new levels of efficiency and sustainability around the world using our past knowledge and deep expertise.”
For the past 21 years, the Digie Awards have recognized companies, real estate projects, technologies and people that have gone above and beyond to positively impact the real estate industry using technology, automation and innovation. This year’s award winners were announced at the Realcomm | IBcon 2019 conference at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.
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