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Even as we improve our own environmental footprint, Johnson Controls dramatically expands global impact through products and services that help customers and consumers improve energy, water and resource efficiency.

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Villages go green, save green with energy performance contracts

The Village of East Rockaway, New York, is upgrading to low-wattage LED street lights, sealing roof and wall joints on seven municipal buildings, installing programmable thermostats, and taking additional steps to deliver $2 million in energy savings, guaranteed, over the next 18 years. East Rockaway will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 700 barrels of oil consumption a year, laying the foundation for sustainability.

Like the nearby villages of Hempstead, Lynbrook and Valley Stream, New York, East Rockaway has an energy performance contract with Johnson Controls. Our experts conducted the initial energy audit and are overseeing the energy-saving projects—which are funded without cost to taxpayers by the savings they achieve.

Workshops help communities keep eyes on the ($5 million) prize

Fifty U.S. communities are competing over two years to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The winner, to be announced in 2017, will receive the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. But every competing community has already reaped rewards, saving a collective $92 million in energy costs since 2015 and creating stronger bonds among citizens, businesses, organizations and government.

As the prize’s strategic education partner, Johnson Controls hosts workshops to guide participants in sharing their challenges and developing sustainability strategies. Our teams see an exciting groundswell of activity in creating smart cities—where everyone works together to achieve energy resiliency and sustainability. Learn more about the competition.

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Architectural Society of China honors heating system

The Technology Progress Award was presented to Johnson Controls by the Architectural Society of China for major breakthroughs in waste heat recovery and centralized heating using large, steam-driven centrifugal heat pumps. Among 93 honorees, Johnson Controls was the only one to earn the award for equipment, reflecting the company’s leadership position in waste heat recovery and our contribution to China’s sustainable development and air quality improvement.

Smart scrubber uses less energy to improve indoor environmental quality

The YORK® EcoAdvance™ module is a game-changing solution that captures and removes molecular contaminants from indoor air and intelligently manages the flow of outside air into a building, reducing HVAC peak loads by more than 40 percent and reducing annual energy costs an average 20 to 40 percent. The YORK EcoAdvance is powered by HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology, which won the prestigious 2016 R&D 100 Award, an international competition that recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced over the past year.

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Billions of recirculated merchandise tags cut resource use

Tyco’s innovative source tag recirculation program empowers retailers to reuse the hard merchandise tags that track products and deter shoplifting. Recycling cuts resources used for production, reduces related greenhouse gas emissions, avoids additions to landfills and saves costs for retailers. Since its launch six years ago, the program has processed 7 billion tags – more than 1.1 billion in 2016 alone. The Matamoros, Mexico, manufacturing site that supports this program is a four-time winner of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain Award for achievements including an energy management system that helped improve energy efficiency by 47 percent.

Survey shows highest-ever investment in energy efficiency

The 10th annual Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than 1,200 facility and energy management executives in the U.S., Brazil, China, Germany and India shows interest and investment in energy efficiency are at an all-time high.

Seventy-two percent of respondents anticipate increased investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy over the next 12 months. While reducing costs remains the primary driver, organizations increasingly consider improving energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, attracting employees and customers, and meeting investor expectations. The willingness to invest in smart, sustainable, resilient buildings puts Johnson Controls solutions at the center of a global transformation in buildings, energy systems and urban infrastructure.

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