Johnson Controls becomes first partner of World Green Building Council's Americas Regional Network
Sustainability is an integral part of our vision and values. We drive sustainability not only through our products and services but also through our operations, community involvement and by fostering strong relationships that help policymakers and key decision makers in business and academia promote the efficient use of resources to benefit all people and the world.
Consequently, Johnson Controls recently entered into a yearlong partnership with the World Green Building Council as its first partner in the newly formed Americas Regional Network. The WorldGBC’s Americas Regional Network represents a community of 19 national Green Building Councils (GBCs) and thousands of member companies across North, Central and South America.
In 2017, the Americas Regional Network will focus on supporting cities in the development of building efficiency policies in partnership with the World Resources Institute, exchanging green schools best practice with the Inter-American Development Bank and on strengthening the overall business case for building green.
“Progressive and successful GBCs across the Americas have been driving market demand for more sustainable buildings and communities. Johnson Controls is proud to be the first Partner of World Green Building Council's Americas Regional Network," said Clay Nesler, Vice President of Industry Relations, Johnson Controls "In this role, we look forward to participating in conversations that highlight the economic, social and environmental benefits of green buildings as a critical platform for creating smarter, safer and more sustainable cities.”
The first Green Building Council was founded in 1993, and a global movement was born with a mission to promote sustainability-focused practices in the building and construction industry, and for the first time, brought together the industry across the value chain to advance green building.
“Johnson Controls is a true global leader on green buildings and wider sustainability initiatives, evidenced by its inclusion in more than 40 sustainability indexes over recent years," said Dominika Czerwinska, Director of Membership and Regional Networks at WorldGBC. "We’re delighted to welcome the company as the first Partner for the Americas Regional Network. Its experience and expertise will undoubtedly be a huge asset to the community of Green Building Councils across the region, as we collectively seek to respond to climate challenges and capitalize on the opportunities presented through green buildings.”
We are proud to be driving conversations that empower customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve resources.