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Mar 3, 2019

LOT Innovator of the YearJohnson Controls today announced that it has been named the “Industrial IoT Innovator of the Year” from IoT Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market today.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leading innovator in the IoT industry,” said Sudhi Sinha, vice president and general manager of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls. “While we are constantly working to enhance our products and solutions to drive innovation, it is equally as exciting to see increased interest from organizations who share our vision of bringing together the physical and digital worlds through IoT and data-driven software solutions.”

The IoT Breakthrough Awards program recognizes the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology and more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 global nominations.

Johnson Controls Digital Solutions works at the nexus of data and business, working with its customers to pull insights that allow for smarter buildings, increased efficiencies and new business value. From using data from the customer’s own environment—building systems and external sources—to uncovering insights which solve challenges and most importantly, helping our customers achieve their business missions is our highest priority.Johnson Controls 400

“Not only surviving, but thriving in any business after 130 years is impressive by itself, but Johnson Controls stands out for driving digital transformation at an impressive rate with their broad portfolio of Industrial IoT and digital solutions,” said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “Congratulations to Johnson Controls for their significant achievements in driving IoT innovation and adoption throughout the year and we look forward to seeing continued success from the Company. We are pleased to award Johnson Controls a marquee 2019 IoT Breakthrough Award winner.”

Johnson Controls has taken its rich heritage in HVAC, controls, energy management, security and safety to drive digital transformation for customers through a portfolio of solutions and platforms. In the past year the following achievements contributed to its recognition as IoT Innovator of the Year:

  • Digital Vault – Johnson Controls developed and launched the world’s most advanced digital cloud platform for ingesting, processing, analyzing, and managing building and related enterprise information called Digital Vault. The platform has been used as a foundation to develop solution offerings for Johnson Controls as well as customers to enable their digital transformation.
  • Enterprise Management – the leading energy, asset, occupant, and tenant billing management system, JEM proactively analyzes building data across the enterprise. Implemented for over 100 customers with nearly 2,000 buildings on five continents in the past year, this platform helps customers identify opportunities for savings and efficiencies.
  • Connected Converged Security – the most advanced digital security platform that moves security from a reactive and investigative posture to a predictive and proactive posture by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence on data coming from security sensor systems, enterprise IT systems, people systems, facility systems, event feed, weather and social media. This solution performs threat hunting, threat model, and creates response scenarios based on that and allows customers to improve their security operations and consolidate them globally.
  • Connected Equipment and Services – this solution allows customers to improve the reliability and performance of their equipment systems through predictive diagnostics and machine learning. Customers can achieve additional savings through condition-based maintenance and reduced operating costs. Johnson Controls has connected over 1,600 customers, 5,000 buildings, and 75,000 equipment and systems through these IoT connected platform and solutions. More than 175 million samples get generated, collected, analyzed every day and more than 7,000 users benefit from these capabilities and save millions of dollars globally.
  • Central Plant Optimization (CPO) – the world’s only solution that leverages leading model predictive controls to cost optimize facility operations based on future forecasting of HVAC asset performance, building load requirements, changes in weather or occupancy, access to alternate energy resources, and participation in demand response programs. Customers have been able to save between 10 and 30 percent in central plant operations. Several customers like Kent State University have been able to earn more than $500k in six months through their participation in demand response program.

Go HERE for more information about the IoT Breakthrough

In-House or Managed EDI: How to Determine the Right Fit for Your Business

IDEA  EDIElectronic data interchange (EDI) is the most commonly used B2B eCommerce technology. Based on standards, this computer-to-computer exchange of business documents between trading partners increases efficiency while cutting costs by simplifying processes across the entire supply chain.

More documents are shared and processed in less time with greater accuracy, accelerating business cycles by up to 61% and reducing the number of transactions with errors by 30–40%.

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CEW-31-UNEnvironment-WorldAccreditation-400.jpgClimate change poses very real risks to people and the environment. Extreme weather events like the destructive storm we just saw in Ottawa that left thousands without electricity for days, and damaged homes and critical infrastructure, are a stark reminder that we must take action, now.

Countries around the world agree – achieving a more sustainable future is a top priority. Commitments like the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the landmark Paris Agreement and the ISO London Declaration, bring nations into a common cause to undertake the ambitious efforts it takes to tackle one of our time’s most critical challenges.

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Selling ServicesBy David Gordon, President, Channel Marketing Group

As every distributor knows, there is a labor and driver crisis in every market. It affects hiring warehouse staff as well as drivers. Today’s competition for labor is further exacerbated by competitive environments that can pay $20 / hour plus benefits (aka Amazon and others.) Further, within the electrical industry, many electrical contractors are faced with their own staffing challenges.

Industries have talked about fee-based services and many industry leaders are seizing upon the opportunity to diversify their income stream, improve profitability AND add a valuable service to their customers.

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Eplan Elements CollaborationWhy Use Elements Collaboration

Elements Collaboration represents a new alternative to conventional Project Data Management softwares. It is is a low cost and effective alternative to your dedicated PDM. Here's why:

EPLAN is built from the ground up with features you value in a Project Data Management software. As such, it is faster and can be better integrated to your workflow. This means that you can potentially save on the cost of an additional software without sacrificing productivity.

 

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BirdRecently, Bird Construction Inc. was pleased to announce that it has been selected to lead the design and construction of a state-of-the-art, net-zero plant protein processing facility for Phyto Organix Foods Inc. in Strathmore, Alberta. The value of the progressive design-build contract is approximately $125 million.

Bird will lead the design and construction of the facility and the 3D connectivity to the processing equipment. The 100,000 square foot facility will be the first net-zero plant protein processing facility in North America, employing industry-leading technology solutions to recycle and reuse water, leverage low emission energy sources, and reduce overall energy consumption. 

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Statistics CanadaReal gross domestic product rose 1.1% in February, the largest monthly growth rate since March 2021. Inflationary pressure remained in April 2022, when the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 6.8% year over year, a slight increase from March 2022 (+6.7%).

After surging by nearly 340,000 in February, employment rose by an additional 73,000 in March as Omicron-related restrictions eased, and was little changed in April. After reaching a record low of 5.3% in March, the unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 5.2% in April.

 

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SchneiderGet access to exclusive benefits, product discounts and resources that will help you drive more business, and lower energy bills for your clients.

 

 

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AD and TORBSAAD and Torbsa Limited are announcing an agreement to merge the two groups. The merger is expected to close July 1, 2022. Established in Ontario in 1966, Torbsa is a shareholder-owned group made up of twenty-seven independent building supplies distributors, with 48 locations across Canada.

Rob Dewar, president of AD Canada, discussed how Torbsa's strong leadership and financial success made the buying group an ideal match for AD. Rob Dewar, president of AD Canada, discussed how Torbsa's strong leadership and financial success made the buying group an ideal match for AD.

 

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IDEAThe Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), in collaboration with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), announces the launch of the Harmonized Data Model (HDM) Advisory Council.

The Harmonized Data Model (HDM) initiative is defining a unified data model in IDEA Connector that enables manufacturers to easily syndicate to multiple formats and empowers distributors’ eCommerce experiences with more consistent, normalized product data.

 

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AimliteAimLite is proud to announce that its Products Warranty has been awarded certification by the National Lighting Bureau’s (NLB) Trusted Warranty Program. The NLB Trusted Warranty Program recognizes excellence in lighting companies that meet objective quality standards and practices regarding their warranty administration.

In order to obtain that certification, AimLite was assessed based on five criteria: formal warranty process, warranty language, length of business/warranty insurance, technical evaluation, and claims review evaluation. By complying with the five evaluation criteria, AimLite clearly demonstrates its commitment to providing quality products and services to its customers.

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S&C Electric CompanyS&C Electric Company recently announced Anders Hultberg as its new president of S&C Electric Canada Ltd. Hultberg will assume his new role as the existing president, Angelo Gravina, transitions into retirement.

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Larry SternThe Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), the electrical industry-endorsed technology service provider and eBusiness standards body, announces its 2022 Board of Directors. Larry Stern, President of Standard Electric Supply, is the IDEA Board Chair for the coming year.

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