JCI, Willow Partner for Smarter, Sustainable Buildings
Johnson Controls International plc
Johnson Controls International (JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, and Willow, a leading provider of digital twin solutions for critical infrastructure and real estate, announced a global collaboration to digitally transform buildings and facilities into healthier, safer, and more sustainable environments for their customers and occupants.
Johnson Controls and Willow have committed to jointly bring next-generation solutions to their customers. Digital twins are becoming more important in the design, construction, and ongoing operation of healthy buildings and facilities. They can be especially helpful when analysing large datasets and predicting patterns and trends.
"When it comes to our OpenBlue suite of connected solutions, our customers see the return on their investment for creating smarter, healthier, and more sustainable buildings—it's a win for them and the environment," said Rodney Clark, vice president and chief commercial officer, Johnson Controls. "We're looking forward to working with Willow to help our customers get better digital twin solutions."
"Through this partnership, we have an incredible opportunity to help customers reimagine what is possible when they digitise their buildings and facilities at scale," said Joshua Ridley, chief executive officer and co-founder of Willow. "By integrating the power of WillowTwin™ with Johnson Controls OpenBlue Digital Twin platform, customers can obtain operational efficiency and cost reductions, improve their sustainability management and improve IoT/Operational Technology security across their buildings and facilities portfolios globally."
In connection with this collaboration, Johnson Controls and Willow have entered into a go-to-market agreement and license agreement for the use of digital twin technology patents held by Johnson Controls. The companies also agreed to strengthen their technology and business collaboration in marketing, implementation, and interoperability.