Energy and sustainability

Johnson Controls ended 2009 by joining The Climate Group, signing The Copenhagen Communiqué and taking part in the UN Climate Change Conference in Denmark – 2010 has started in equal measure. From working with existing and new customers delivering our award-winning energy capabilities in facilities across the globe, to releasing our new Building Management System, there is a lot to catch up on. 

Metasys version 5.0
In January, Johnson Controls unveiled its newest technological advances in building management with the release of Metasys version 5.0, the world’s premiere Building Management System. The latest update delivers greater visibility into building operations and energy usage through multiple system enhancements, including Web-enabled reports and summaries – it is also compatible with the iPhone® and iPod Touch® platforms, and wireless controls and sensors.

Speaking at the launch, Joseph Walicki, vice president and general manager, systems North America, Johnson Controls, said: “Building management is no longer the sole responsibility of the facility department. Executives, stakeholders and building tenants now require an enterprise-wide or customized assessment of their building efficiencies, including HVAC, lighting, security and environmental impact

“The features of the new Metasys 5.0 provide decision-makers with the vital BMS information to manage a sustainable and energy efficient building operation,” Walicki adds. 

Emerging leader in enterprise carbon accounting software E2MS
Also in January, Johnson Controls was named as an emerging leader in enterprise carbon accounting software by Groom Energy for our Energy and Emissions Management System Johnson Controls is one of eight leaders named in Enterprise Carbon Accounting: An Analysis of Corporate-Level Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reporting and a Review of GHG Software Products. The ranking was weighted and leaders were selected based on an evaluation of customer deployments, technology features, market vision and financial stability. This is the second consecutive year Johnson Controls was named an emerging leader.

The recognition reflects Johnson Controls continued leadership in energy and emissions reporting and accountability. Our Energy and Emissions Management System (E2MS) allows global organizations to analyze energy trends and calculate greenhouse gas levels through a web-based system that measures, manages and forecasts activities related to energy cost and consumption.

In February, Today’s Facility Managers magazine awarded Johnson Controls E2MS the Readers Choice awards in the categories of "Building Automation Systems" and "Energy Management and Energy Services". It is especially valuable to be recognised by the FM professionals working on the ground with Johnson Controls energy solutions software and we look forward to continued success in 2010. 

In addition, Johnson Controls has also reached our goal of having 800 LEED credentialed professionals worldwide. This is critical to support our building energy capabilities globally. Johnson Controls is involved in the real estate portfolio management and technical aspects of hundreds of LEED registered or certified projects worldwide, including Manpower’s World Headquarters.

Manpower’s world headquarters has achieved Gold status under the LEED certification system. We advised the company on selection of the appropriate building equipment and materials to ensure Manpower achieved the necessary balance of meeting its design principles and LEED certification, as well as project budget and timeline requirements.   Back to top