Chengdu IFS Earns the First LEED EBOM Platinum Certification in Southwest China

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Johnson Controls, pioneer of integrated building solutions, joins Wharf in building a new sustainable landmark of international green building standards


Chengdu, China – August 2, 2016 – Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS), a flagship project by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited, has earned LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) Platinum certification, the first in southwest China. With energy efficiency at 35 percent higher than average, Chengdu IFS has become a new landmark of sustainability in southwest China. Johnson Controls, specializing in energy consulting, integrated HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning), building controls products, as well as operations and maintenance services, joined hands with Wharf in a bid to fulfill their commitment to green buildings.

A flagship commercial complex of Wharf in Mainland China, Chengdu IFS is located in the most coveted location within the Chunxi Road’s core business district in the heart of Chengdu. It comprises a flagship shopping mall, two premium Grade-A office buildings, Niccolo Hotel and luxury residence. Chengdu IFS is committed to build the most premium urban complex in western China, offering the most optimal and superior experience to shoppers, visitors and tenants. “We recognize the professionalism of Johnson Controls, and we also highly appreciate its contributions in realizing our commitment to green building and sustainability,” said Christina Hau, General Manager (Operations) of Wharf China Estates Limited. “In addition to improving the HVAC as well as the building controls system, which significantly improved energy efficiency, we also debugged the existing energy consumption system to reduce operational cost, improve building energy efficiency and indoor environment quality. Being the first and the largest LEED EBOM Platinum building in southwest China, Chengdu IFS has set up a milestone.” 

According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, buildings are responsible for 27.5 percent of the total energy consumed in China. This figure is expected to be around 35 percent by 2020. On this note, to reduce carbon intensity by 48 percent by 2020 compared to that of 2005, a goal in the 13th Five-Year Plan, improving the energy efficiency of buildings is critically important.

Since 2009, Johnson Controls has provided LEED consulting and certification services to more than 50 buildings in China, covering a total of 3,255,000 square meters. In this collaboration with Chengdu IFS, Johnson Controls demonstrated its unique combination of expertise in energy consulting, HVAC and control systems. “We delivered a customized solution for Chengdu IFS including energy-efficient YORK® YK chillers; Metasys® building management system; and the Central Performance Management System (CPMS). In addition, Johnson Controls provided energy optimization service according to the actual energy consumption of Chengdu IFS,” said Eric Li, Director of After Sales & Contracting of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency. “The awarding of LEED Platinum certification to Chengdu IFS testifies to Wharf’s leadership in setting a new energy efficiency benchmark in southwest China and reflects our vision to create comfortable living through green buildings.”

Scored with 7 points plus, exceeding the Platinum Grade, Chengdu IFS achieved LEED EBOM Platinum certification, setting a good benchmark for other buildings in the region.


About Chengdu International Finance Square

Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS) occupies the most coveted location within the Chunxi Road’s core business district in the heart of Chengdu. It is situated at the intersection of the city’s two main bustling arteries: Hongxing Road and Dacisi Road. Chengdu IFS is a landmark development with overall gross floor area exceeding 760,000 square metres. It consists of flagship shopping mall, Premium Grade-A office buildings, Niccolo Hotel and luxury residence. The flagship shopping arcade of Chengdu IFS boasts over 600 brands in which nearly 90 brands made debuts in Chengdu. As the one-stop-shop flagship high-end retailing landmark in the Western China, Chengdu IFS houses a number of top-notch fashion brands, watch and jeweler shops, trend and children’s brands, Lane Crawford, ice skating rink, UX IMAX cinema as well as a wide choice of dining options, providing a unique shopping experience under one roof. Chengdu IFS complex has been conceived to be a “City within the City”.

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 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com 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 http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.

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CONTACT:

Ngiam Shing Shian
Regional Communications Manager (Asia Pacific) Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
Work + 65 6854 8643
Mobile + 65 9620 9561
shingshian.ngiam@jci.com

Vivian Wei
Branding and customer relationship manager Chengdu International Finance Square
Work +86 28 6939 9773
vivianwei@cdifs.cn

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