Johnson Controls receives three awards from Environmental Leader organization

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Awards recognize Johnson Controls for sustainable university project and executive leadership

MILWAUKEE (May 16, 2019) – Today Johnson Controls announced it has received three noteworthy awards from Environmental Leader (EL) and Energy Manager Today (EMT). Presented during the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON), Johnson Controls won both the Environmental Leader Project of the Year award and the Top Project Judges’ Choice Award for its partnership with The University of Hawai‘i (UH) Maui College. Additionally, Terrill Laughton, vice president and general manager of Energy Optimization and Connected Equipment for Johnson Controls, was named an honoree on the organization’s annual Environment + Energy Leader 100 list.

The annual EL and EMT Awards recognize the most innovative and successful products, projects and companies in the energy, environmental and sustainability industry, selecting winners based on the success of their project, capabilities of their product, or by its impact on the industry. The judges recognized Johnson Controls partnership with UH Maui as the top environmental project of the year for its impressive strides in sustainability and renewable energy. By the end of 2019, the UH Maui campus will generate 100 percent of its energy on-site, through solar photovoltaic systems coupled with battery distributed energy storage. Four UH community college campuses will also use Johnson Controls solutions to significantly reduce its fossil fuel consumption. As a result of the partnership, UH is guaranteed to produce more than $79 million in energy savings over 20 years.
“This project sets the standard for universities, colleges and other campuses to achieve net zero energy status and proves that 100% renewable projects are technically and economically viable."

“This project sets the standard for universities, colleges and other campuses to achieve net zero energy status and proves that 100% renewable projects are technically and economically viable,” said the awards panel. “The project brings the college’s emissions down to near zero and will have ripple effects throughout the country as others try and follow suit.”

With 20 years’ worth of experience working across energy, building infrastructure, cleantech and driving sustainable business growth, Laughton was recognized for his work managing several offerings in Johnson Controls Digital Solutions business and leading multiple customer projects driving the creation of some of the most environmentally-advanced and sustainable buildings in the market.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a leader and driver in the environmental and energy management space,” said Laughton. “No matter how unique or complex the environment, in my role I’ve been able to help companies around the world achieve their energy and efficiency goals and in-turn proudly contribute to the advancement of sustainability in the industry.”

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global leader creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable world. Our 105,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities in 150 countries. 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 everywhere, every day and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through our strategic focus on buildings. For more information, visit or follow @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 or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Anne Lines
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Ryan Nolan
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