Johnson Controls Partners With Lake Superior State University on More Than $23M in Campus-wide Sustainability and Infrastructure Upgrades

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The university will address deferred maintenance, safety, and technology challenges through a performance contract

MILWAUKEE – (July 25, 2018) – Johnson Controls will implement $23.6M in improvements for Lake Superior State University (LSSU) to enhance student and faculty experiences, improve safety, security and sustainability, and install a more robust wireless IT network across its 115-acre campus located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The project includes lighting and water retrofits, building wide systems integration, modernized heating and cooling controls, improved building envelopes, and integrated fire, life safety, and security solutions.

Through a Performance Contract (PC), the project is expected to generate $71M in energy and operational savings over the course of 30 years. Upgrades throughout the 41-building campus are expected to be completed by winter 2020.

“We are committed to delivering a high-quality learning experience that meets the expectations of our students and our staff alike. A sustainable, secure and connected campus is an important part of this effort,” said Rodney Hanley, president at Lake Superior State University. “As we kick off this next phase in our longtime partnership with Johnson Controls, a Performance Contract allows us to implement these changes while driving energy and cost savings that will help us maintain our campus into the future.”
“We are eager to deliver a customized campus setting to support LSSU in achieving its vision for the future.” -- David Peters, regional vice president at Johnson Controls.

Building on a 30-year partnership between Johnson Controls and the university, including a $5.3 million project in 2001, this initiative will help LSSU engage current and prospective students and faculty with modernized infrastructure while upgrading critical facilities and addressing deferred maintenance across the campus.

“We are eager to deliver a customized campus setting to support LSSU in achieving its vision for the future,” said David Peters, regional vice president at Johnson Controls. “It is our pleasure to continue our partnership with the university and help make their campus improvements a reality through a Performance Contract.”

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 or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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