UAE: Johnson Controls is to introduce cooling as a service (CaaS) with a UAE-based customer this year.
The capital-free cooling model will be fully managed by Johnson Controls and covers the entire cooling lifecycle from equipment upgrade to ongoing operation, service and maintenance.
“With record temperatures in the region and across many parts of the globe, the launch of CaaS marks a pivotal moment – allowing businesses to quickly transform their buildings into more efficient and sustainable assets while spreading the cost of capital,” said Mohammad Khalid, vice president, and general manager for the Middle East and Africa region at Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls’ CaaS offers customers a complete cooling solution including consultancy, design, equipment installation, digital connectivity, and a full range of flexible and scalable services to suit customer requirements.
It is said to be suitable for new and existing facilities and can be tailored to a range of business sectors including property management, residential, commercial offices, retail, hospitality, and more. As a pay-per-use model, customers only pay for what they use to cool their premises and have full transparency over usage, performance, efficiency.
Johnson Controls insists that when paired with its OpenBlue platform and its cloud, edge, and AI technologies, CaaS can digitally transform buildings and further enhance energy efficiency and usage.
“Traditional cooling systems often entail considerable maintenance costs and the perpetual race to keep pace with evolving technologies,” added Devrim Tekeli, general manager of Service for Gulf Cooperation Council countries at Johnson Controls. “CaaS eliminates the barriers of upfront costs and complex maintenance requirements, making sustainable building technology more accessible and affordable for businesses.”