KEO & Johnson Controls ink deal to drive decarbonisation of the built environment
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KEO & Johnson Controls ink deal to drive decarbonisation of the built environment

KEO and Johnson Controls have entered into a strategic collaboration, which aims to deliver turnkey decarbonisation services in the region. As per the terms of the deal, the two companies will offer an end-to-end decarbonisation action plan, and a suite of engineered solutions to drive cost and carbon reductions. This will enable organisations to achieve their Net zero goals, including comprehensive target setting, providing a roadmap, to produce tangible outcomes.

Founded on a shared vision and complementary expertise, this unique collaboration draws on KEO’s 60 years of expertise in engineering, consultation, and advisory services, and Johnson Controls 140 years transforming the built environment to reduce energy consumption and emissions, improve building efficiency, increase productivity and wellbeing, and ultimately contribute to a greener and more sustainable future, said KEO in a statement.

“This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our mission to empower organisations to achieve their sustainability goals. By combining KEO’s sustainability and engineering excellence with Johnson Controls cutting-edge technologies, we are uniquely positioned to deliver impactful solutions that drive real environmental change,” said Greg Karpinski, COO at KEO.

The World Green Building Council has gone on record noting that buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions and represent one of the fastest – if not the fastest – paths to meeting global climate targets. With the UAE and Saudi Arabia spearheading (one of) the world’s most ambitious decarbonisation programs, organisations in the region will benefit from such collaborations to more quickly and effectively meet the region’s goals, the statement noted.

Karpinski added, “We understand that managing the bidding for a complex scope decarbonisation project can be a challenging task for organisations, involving significant costs and efforts. Through our collaboration with Johnson Controls, we aim to alleviate these challenges, offering clients a hassle-free experience from start to finish.”

Devrim Tekeli, General Manager for Service GCC at Johnson Controls remarked, “We are delighted to initiate this collaboration with KEO, which will empower our mutual customers to achieve their Net Zero commitments. Our comprehensive capabilities across technology manufacturing, HVAC, fire, security, controls, and connectivity via our OpenBlue digital platform are setting a benchmark in the region. These capabilities are already demonstrating tangible environmental and financial benefits. Together with KEO, we aim to empower businesses with the tools and expertise needed to drive sustainability leadership in this region and beyond.”

The collaboration between KEO and Johnson Controls marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of sustainability, ushering in a new era of innovation and collaboration in the fight against climate change, said KEO.

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