The NBA Sacramento Kings have signed an agreement with Johnson Controls that will integrate the building automation systems, as well as fire and life safety systems, at the team’s future home, Golden 1 Center. Through these systems, Sacramento’s new, world-class entertainment and sports venue will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable, all designed 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 carbon-and grid-neutral, generating all of the energy the facility needs from solar power. The arena is targeting LEED Gold-certification.