We’ve published two new case studies on two different aspects of our ongoing integration relationship with General Growth Properties. First, we took a look back at the details of a retrofit project at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills Mall in Connecticut. The technology case study focuses on The S4 Group Open: BACnet N2 router. We chose this solution because the project required us to work with the existing Johnson Controls legacy OT backbone. With this solution we were able to integrate into our energy and facilities management front-end (enterprise solution outlined in another case study) at a fraction of the cost of a rip-and-replace operation. There’s more to the story too, which you can read in our Technology Case Studies section on the website.
Looking a bit deeper into our GGP integration portfolio, we went back to 2012 for a look at the Ala Moana Center Ewa Expansion project. This project was great not only because it took our team to beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, but because it continues to be a shining example of what happens when a property management company uses expansions and retrofits as opportunities to enhance energy management and reduce energy consumption. This project case study gets into the details of the systems that OTI integrated throughout the new and existing structures to help GGP exceed its goals.