- New Building Ecosystem (BE) partner program BE Partners offers providers of sustainability, energy management and decarbonization solutions in the commercial building sector a collaborative go-to-market pathway as part of the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem
- BE Partners is enabled by a digital, scalable and open platform, accelerating benefits to ABB customers, and offering solution providers a unique opportunity to unlock growth potential
- Partner program will positively impact the environment with solutions that maximize energy efficiency and sustainability
ABB today announced BE Partners, a partner program designed to offer solution providers in the commercial building sector the opportunity to join the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem to drive forward the future of sustainable and decarbonized buildings. With commercial buildings representing more than 10 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions, this issue is taking on greater urgency for companies and communities alike.
The ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem brings together a holistic suite of affordable, intuitive software and hardware to simplify the implementation of sustainable commercial buildings. This open platform offers customers total visibility across systems for better decision-making and allows for interoperability and scalability.
BE Partners members will have the opportunity to build upon the ABB openBOS offering, which acts as a building operating system, handling the complex integration tasks and enabling partners to streamline deployment of their solutions. BE Partners is also designed to act as a growth accelerator for software and Internet of Things (IoT) innovators operating in the areas of sustainability, energy management and decarbonization solutions for greenfield and brownfield commercial buildings. Partners will benefit from ABB’s global scale, established customer base, expert knowledge of the commercial buildings sector, and highly skilled sales teams.
BE Partners offers a variety of options for software partners to grow as part of the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem. The partnering possibilities range from advertising a solution that complements the array of existing solutions on the ABB Ability™ Marketplace tointegrating solutions with other ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem solutions on the open platform.
Dr. Thorsten Mueller, Head of Global Product Group, Building and Home Automation Solutions at ABB said, “Addressing the evolving needs of our customers requires constant innovation and re-invention. BE Partners represents a step-change in the way we think about digital transformation and decarbonization of the commercial buildings sector. It underlines ABB’s commitment to a future that is collaborative, open-minded and vendor agnostic. This partner program will see the most innovative technology providers for sustainability solutions in the commercial building sector leverage the scale and commercial opportunities of the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem. It will help to accelerate the reduction of the energy consumption of greenfield buildings as well as of brownfield buildings that have been retrofitted.”
For existing and future ABB customers, the results of the partner program will further expand the breadth of offering within the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem. BE Partners builds on the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem’s vendor-agnostic ethos, further breaking down technology silos within building systems through a collaborative platform for application programming interfaces (APIs). Each partnership will also support the accelerated adoption of technology that lowers costs and positively impacts the environment through solutions that maximize energy efficiency and sustainability.
With the goal of creating end-to-end solutions for its customers and evolving the ABB Ability™ Building Ecosystem, ABB welcomes like-minded technology partners and start-ups from around the globe to shape the future of safe, smart and sustainable buildings.