Johnson Controls enters into strategic alliance with Zhejiang Jianke

Johnson Controls is forming a strategic alliance with Zhejiang Jianke Building Energy Conservation Technology Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Jianke) that will help the province of Zhejiang achieve its “green” goals and ensure the sustainable development of the province.

Under the agreement, Johnson Controls, a global multi industrial company, will leverage its wide range of products and technology and project management experience, along with Zhejiang Jianke’s local service and support capabilities, to help customers meet their targets for energy efficiency. The alliance will help customers achieve LEED green building certification and other related green building certifications. Zhejiang Jianke, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Academy of Building Research & Design Co., Ltd., specializes in building energy audit, diagnosis, monitoring and retrofit. The company also has a strong local network and rich experience in energy retrofit for buildings.

“Johnson Controls, is an industry leader in building efficiency and we are delighted to work with them on a green building energy-saving management and optimization program,” said Yi Lin, general manager, Zhejiang Jianke Building Energy Conservation Technology Co., Ltd.”

Johnson Controls helped the Northstar Delta Office Tower in Changsha City, China, achieve two prestigious green building certifications and cut energy consumption by 28 percent. The certifications include LEED-CS, issued by the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Green Building Evaluation Label, a program managed by the Chinese government that evaluates projects to make sure they conform to standards set for green building.

Johnson Controls is committed to working with local partners across China to achieve sustainable development for the country.The company has more than 42 branch offices in China, with three offices in the Zhejiang province (Hangzhou, Ningbo and Jinhua). More than 3,000 buildings in China use Johnson Controls’ solutions and services, including HVAC, refrigeration technology, building automation and energy retrofit.

“China is Johnson Controls biggest growth market and this partnership highlights our commitment to creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable environment,” said Elvis Chan, vice president of business development, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Asia.

Johnson Controls’ commitment to growth in China is evidenced by the construction of its second global headquarters located in Shanghai, which will open in 2017.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 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. In 2015, we entered into a definitive agreement with Hitachi for a global joint venture that will create the most diverse technology portfolio in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.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.

About Johnson Controls Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls Building Efficiency delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers worldwide. Operating from 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries, we are a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, fire and security systems. Each year, we are involved in more than 100 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. To date, our solutions have reduced customers’ carbon dioxide emissions by 22 million metric tons - equivalent to annual emissions from 5.8 coal-fired power plants in one year or the carbon sequestered by more than 18 million acres of US forest in one year. There are now more than 5,000 employees in total. 42 branch offices, nearly 1000 partners, 3 manufacturing plants (2 in Wuxi and 1 in Guangzhou) and 1 Asian R&D center in Wuxi. In recognition of the growing importance of Asia, Johnson Controls announced that its second global headquarters will be sited in Shanghai, China. The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2017 and underscores the company’s commitment to the region.

CONTACT:

Johnson Controls

Shing Shian Ngiam

+65 6854 8643

ShingShian.Ngiam@jci.com

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