Kings Announce Johnson Controls to be Official Building Technologies Partner of Golden 1 Center

Sacramento, Calif. – Through a partnership agreement, the Sacramento Kings and Johnson Controls are working together to integrate advanced building automation systems, as well as fire and life safety systems at Golden 1 Center – the future home of the Sacramento Kings. Through these systems, Sacramento’s new, world-class entertainment and sports venue will be operationally smarter, safer and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

“The fan experience at Golden 1 Center will be second-to-none thanks to innovative technology and advanced arena operation solutions,” said Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger. “Our safety, fan experience, and sustainability goals are all being achieved with the help of Johnson Controls expertise in intelligent buildings and stadiums.”

Johnson Control services incorporated at Golden 1 Center – opening in October – include installing the Metasys® building automation system (BAS), smoke control system, security access controls, closed circuit TV (CCTV), burglar alarm system, intercom and emergency phones.

Metasys will connect HVAC equipment as well as security and fire protection on a single platform to provide essential instrumentation and control, which saves energy, increases productivity and enhances occupant comfort and security. The P2000 security management system will allow building operators to access the platform from a central location – or remotely through web-connected devices. Public safety will also be enhanced with the deployment of six emergency phone kiosks. A planned service agreement with Johnson Controls will maintain system uptime and validate that systems are running optimally.

“We realize today’s fans are more connected with sporting facilities and their teams which makes it important to enhance their experience with smarter technologies,” said Jim Nannini, vice president, North America Building Wide Systems Integration (BWSI), Johnson Controls. “We have helped design and integrate systems and products for sporting venues around the world and we are thrilled to partner with the Sacramento Kings on their new stadium.”

In addition to integrating the BAS, fire and life safety systems, Golden 1 Center will be a net-zero venue, generating all of the energy the facility needs from solar power. The arena is targeting LEED Gold-certification, which is a rating system that measures the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.

As the world’s largest supplier of commercial building services, HVAC equipment and building control systems, Johnson Controls has a presence in more than 45 percent of professional North American sports and entertainment venues.

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