Johnson Controls forms alliance to improve energy efficiency in buildings in Shanghai

Johnson Controls and Shanghai Jianke Building Energy Service Co., Ltd together will improve the energy efficiency of buildings in Shanghai and help the city achieve sustainable development.

Johnson Controls is a global leader in building and energy management solutions while Shanghai Jianke Building Energy Service, a subsidiary of Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences Group, focuses on buildings’ energy-saving and sustainable development. Under the alliance, both companies, leveraging their respective strengths, will set up project teams to help customers achieve energy efficiency goals. Both companies will also strengthen technical training, promote new energy-efficient building applications and develop new energysaving services.

According to China Intelligent Building Industry Development Prospects and Investment Strategy Report, there are more than 50 billion square meters of buildings in China of which over 90 percent are energy intensive. Even in cities, only 23 percent of the building area is energy-efficient.

For a major city like Shanghai, which continues to develop rapidly, energy consumption by buildings is increasing at about 10 percent per year, aggravating the energy shortage problem. Furthermore, Shanghai now has a large number of aged buildings with old equipment and low operational efficiency.

“Helping old buildings become more energy-efficient – improving many by more than 20 percent – as well as constructing new buildings that save energy is a key goal of this strategic alliance between Johnson Controls and Shanghai Jianke Building Energy Service,” said Elvis Chan, vice president of Business Development, Johnson Controls.

“Whether it’s about resource, environmental pressure, or need for a comfortable environment, improving building energy efficiency is critical. Recognized for its service and technical expertise by the local market, we are pleased to have Johnson Controls partner with us in this energy efficiency management and optimization program,” said Ye Qian, Chairman of Shanghai Jianke Building Energy Service Co., Ltd.

Buildings in Shanghai that use Johnson Controls solutions include Shanghai World Financial Center, Pudong International Airport, Expo and Hongta Hotel. As the world’s leading one-stop building solutions provider, Johnson Controls has over 120 years of experience in providing advanced building energy solutions and services in China. “This alliance highlights our commitment to creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable environment across China,” added Chan.

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 seating components and 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 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Shanghai Jianke Building Energy Service Co., Ltd

Established in 2006, the company is a high-tech enterprise, specializing in building energy efficiency and energy performance contracting service. It is part of the Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences Group, and focuses on building energy conservation, providing government and corporate customers with energy-saving diagnoses, program design, financing, equipment procurement, engineering modifications and operations management of the entire process. In recent years, Shanghai Jianke Building Energy Service has won several awards from the State, ministries, the Shanghai energy industry and brands for its outstanding contributions. This year, the company has over more than 10 public building energy saving projects in Shanghai, including Xijiao State Guest Hotel, China Coal Building, Pine City Hotel; as well as energy usage monitoring and construction projects with more than 200 public buildings. Company website:

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