Johnson Controls has signed an agreement with the Sacramento Kings to be the California basketball team’s official HVAC building technologies supplier.
Johnson Controls will integrate the building automation systems, as well as fire and life safety systems, at Golden 1 Center — the future home of the Sacramento Kings — which is set to open in October. 

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

Among the services that will make the center operationally smarter, safer and more sustainable are the installations of the trademarked Metasys building automation system, smoke-control system, security access controls, closed-circuit TV, burglar alarm system, intercom and emergency phones. Metasys will connect HVAC equipment and security and fire protection on a single platform, which can save energy, increase productivity, and enhance comfort and security, officials said.
Golden 1 Center will also generate all of the facility’s energy from solar power and is on target to becoming gold-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. 

“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 of North America building wide systems integration at Johnson Controls. “We’ve helped design and integrate systems and products for sporting venues around the world, and we’re thrilled to partner with the Sacramento Kings on their new stadium.”