Johnson Controls helps Sun Hung Kai Centre exceed energy savings goal

Johnson Controls’ comprehensive building solution has enabled 34-year-old Sun Hung Kai Centre, a 53-story mixed-use development and headquarters of leading developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, to achieve energy and cost savings of around 10 per cent, and reduce its carbon footprint by 300 tons per year.

This translates to annual savings of close to USD 75,000 with an anticipated return on investment of only two years.

One of the most valuable real estate developers in Asia, Sun Hung Kai Properties is a pioneer in the application of new green technologies. Sun Hung Kai Centre is among the few buildings in Hong Kong that has achieved the “Excellent” certificate awarded by the Hong Kong Environment Technology Centre, as well as achieved global certification from the International Standards Organization (ISO) for its accomplishments in improving quality and environmental management.

Sun Hung Kai Properties set out to further reduce the building’s energy consumption and carbon footprint by five percent with minimal disruption to the occupants. Working with Johnson Controls, the company doubled its energy savings goal.

At the center of the Johnson Controls’ project is the optimization of the building’s central chilled water plant, which typically consumes about 40 per cent of the total energy consumption in the building. Johnson Controls’ Central Plant Optimization 10 (CPO10) software, integrated with its Metasys® building management system and YORK® YK centrifugal chillers incorporates best practices from world-class chiller plants to optimize plant configurations. As a result, chillers with different tonnage and starters can be utilized depending on building load and ambient conditions.

Johnson Controls also introduced its proprietary fault-diagnostic software, Connected Services, which allows for remote monitoring of chillers round-the-clock. With that, Sun Hung Kai Centre receives real-time information on its chiller plant performance, as well as timely insights through monthly, customized reports indicating the health of the chillers.

“Johnson Controls gave us valuable counsel and with their integrated solutions, we were able to exceed our energy savings goal. We are deeply impressed by their level of expertise and professional service,” said Ricky Kwan, Head of Technical Services, S.H.K. Real Estate Management Company Ltd.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 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 Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings helps building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_BEnews.

Contact: Ngiam Shing Shian
Regional Communications Manager (Asia Pacific)
Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
Work + 65 6854 8643
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