Building technology reduces energy use by 28 percent and water consumption by 40 percent
SINGAPORE– Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has earned a top sustainability rating for its new Hong Kong office East of Kowloon Peninsula, receiving a LEED® Platinum certification. The new leased office space has 55,000 square feet and houses more than 300 employees.
“LEED has proven to save money, reduce waste and protect the environment. We have experienced the positive impact of LEED at our own facilities as well as delivered these same benefits to our customers around the world.” said Ricky Chan, general manager for Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Hong Kong.
Johnson Controls now has more than 2.5 million square feet of certified green building space around the world and has impacted 23 million square feet of building space for its customers. Examples of customers in Asia include the Guiyang Convention & Exhibition Center (China), Nanjing Atlas Copco R&D Center (China) and PoMo (Singapore).
Johnson Controls adopted a comprehensive technology and building controls strategy to achieve substantial savings at the building, located on the 12th and 13th floors of the Octa Tower. Features include:
- 32 percent reduction in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy consumption
- 28 percent reduction in total energy usage
- 40 percent saving in water consumption
Johnson Controls used its own building management system, Metasys®, to enable lighting and temperature-zoning control, using sensors to optimize energy consumption throughout the office. The information gathered from the building management system is displayed on a green kiosk for employees and visitors to monitor real-time energy use and the building’s total carbon footprint. In addition, through a web-based interface on their computers, employees can control the lighting and the temperature settings for their environment.
These efforts align with Johnson Controls’ core values of sustainability and innovation, and are part of its ongoing commitment to the vision of creating a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world. Johnson Controls has been a leader in energy-efficient buildings by working with the U.S. Green Building Council to help establish the criteria for the original LEED rating system.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.