Johnson Controls partners with Folsom Cordova Unified School District for $3.9M in LED lighting improvements

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Lighting retrofit enabled by energy savings performance contract

MILWAUKEE – December 13, 2018 – Johnson Controls will improve lighting infrastructure in eight schools within the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) in Folsom and Rancho Cordova, California. The installation of intelligent LED lighting fixtures will help modernize school infrastructure, initiate energy savings throughout the growing district and improve the environment for student and faculty performance.

The installation project will take eight months according to the plan developed by FCUSD school officials and Johnson Controls Performance Infrastructure™ leaders. This plan leverages an energy savings performance contract (ESPC), projecting savings of $4.8 million over 20 years, as well as funds granted by Proposition 39, The California Clean Energy Jobs Act.

“We’re thrilled to find an innovative way to help Folsom Cordova Unified School District improve schools and respect their budget,” said Mike Kozlowski, Performance Infrastructure™ account executive, Johnson Controls. “Proposition 39 allows the school district to receive the money upfront to design and build the project, and still receive the expected payback in reduced utility costs of an equal or greater amount through the energy savings performance contract.”
“Our district is focused on creating a positive learning environment for our more than 20,000 students to do their best work and having modern, updated facilities is an important part of achieving that goal.” – Dr. Sarah Koligian, superintendent, Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Each lighting unit will be manually dimmable and have a daylight harvesting sensor that will automatically dim fixtures if natural light is available. The fixtures will also have motion sensors that will interconnect with all of the other lighting elements in a room in order to reduce the amount of equipment and wiring needed.

“Our district is focused on creating a positive learning environment for our more than 20,000 students to do their best work and having modern, updated facilities is an important part of achieving that goal,” said Dr. Sarah Koligian, superintendent, Folsom Cordova Unified School District. “By collaborating with Johnson Controls to fund this project through the help of Proposition 39, we are able to implement the improvements to meet our goals without dramatically impacting our operating budget.”

About Folsom Cordova Unified School District
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) is committed to providing excellence in educational programs that carry high expectations for each student’s achievement and success. Our schools create pathways to college and career success for every child by helping them succeed in the 21st century. Located in eastern Sacramento County, FCUSD serves more than 20,000 students from pre-k to Adult Education in 32 schools across Folsom and Rancho Cordova. Its award-winning schools, teachers and programs include the only K-5 STEM magnet school in the region; Spanish Language Magnet programs, Career and Technical Education Pathways, and a growing International Baccalaureate Programme. To learn more, visit www.fcusd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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