Johnson Controls partners with higher education non-profit to make Texas campuses safer, smarter and more sustainable

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Partnership will help ICUT members improve aging infrastructure

MILWAUKEE – (August 28, 2017) – Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) is partnering with Johnson Controls to assess and evaluate campus-wide infrastructure needs for more than 40 member institution campuses. Through this collaboration, ICUT and Johnson Controls are helping members make campuses safer, smarter and more sustainable.

“We are excited about the opportunities this partnership provides for our members,” said Ray Martinez, ICUT’s President. “This means better access to valuable information about planning facility upgrades, ultra-efficient campus technologies, and programs and tools that make it all possible.”

With a long history of completing more than 3,000 major infrastructure projects in North America, Johnson Controls will provide ICUT members with an array of professional services and training on issues relating to improving aging infrastructure. Members will learn about topics like environmental and energy management programs, campus security, smart technology, and the use of renewables.
“The needs of colleges and universities are shifting to focus on reducing the operational costs of aging buildings and systems.” -- Larry Jones, account executive and Performance Infrastructure™ expert at Johnson Controls

“The needs of colleges and universities are shifting to focus on reducing the operational costs of aging buildings and systems,” said Larry Jones, account executive and Performance Infrastructure™ expert at Johnson Controls. “Planning for advancements in technology, security and energy independence is crucial for not only reducing utility costs and improving campus safety and resilience, but also for attracting and retaining students.”

In the past five years, Johnson Controls has invested $15 million in infrastructure renewal programs for higher education institutions nationwide to transform campuses and engage students through experiential learning.

To learn more about how Johnson Controls is helping to improve higher education, go to johnsoncontrols.com/higher-education.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

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