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K-12 Education: Safety and Comfort Promote Learning and Achievement

Smart Students Require Smart Buildings

What do students need in order to learn? They need great teachers, books, and the educational tools of today’s world—of course. But they also need a great environment for learning: safe, secure, and comfortable facilities. That’s where we come in.

Johnson Controls has been serving schools and educational institutions, from kindergartens to elementary schools to secondary schools and beyond, for well over a century. In fact, the very roots of Johnson Controls lie in education: Warren Johnson, an American college professor in Wisconsin, created the first thermostat in 1883 to make classrooms more comfortable and more efficient. He went on to found Johnson Controls.

Today, we develop, install, and service a full range of building equipment, systems, and solutions for schools and campuses of all shapes and sizes. Our solution set includes climate equipment, controls, and lighting; fire and life-safety systems; and security solutions and services. We provide robust, intelligent, and highly integrated systems for building and campus management as well as energy storage and renewable energy systems. We also offer creative ways for schools and school districts to finance infrastructure and operational improvements.

Every student, at every level, deserves the chance to succeed. A well-managed facility can help you give them that chance.

A Good Environment Facilitates Learning

Comfort Fuels Focus

Smart buildings and sophisticated HVAC equipment and controls make a tremendous difference in the learning environment. Students do best when the indoor air quality, temperature, lighting, and noise levels are conducive to learning—and we have the equipment and systems that can deliver these attributes, efficiently, effectively, and sustainably.

 

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School Safety In Today’s World

Security Means Protection—and Peace of Mind

At schools and campuses everywhere, safety has changed drastically in the past few years. Today’s students and their parents, along with teachers and administrators, want the peace of mind that comes from the kind of advanced security solutions we provide.

For many schools, security means access control so you can manage who enters your campus (and who can’t) as well as intrusion detection to monitor classrooms and other areas around the clock. Security often means video surveillance, covering everything from classrooms to playing fields to parking lots. All of these systems can be integrated into comprehensive alarm systems. We also provide physical access controls to fortify your campus against unauthorized people, vehicles, and other threats.

We can also make it easier to implement the right security solution from a financial perspective through a combination of discounting and the ability to take advantage of funding initiatives.

 

Life Safety is Job #1

Integrated Fire and Life-safety Systems

If security solutions help prevent the threat of intruders, life-safety solutions help mitigate the threat of fire, smoke, and other events. Our solutions help you protect lives and property with best-in-class fire detection, monitoring, environmental protection, and mass alert notifications, so you can get the word out quickly in the case of an emergency.

Regardless of your system, we can handle everything: initial layout, testing and compliance, and ongoing service and support.

 

The Critical Importance of Sustainability

Operational and Energy Efficiencies Drive Savings

Every educational institution pays attention to the pressing need for increasing sustainability and decreasing energy costs—a more efficient physical plant helps you address both. We help K-12 facilities achieve substantial gains by integrating systems within buildings and across campuses to create smart facilities infrastructure.

When building, IT, communications, security, fire, and classroom learning systems are connected and share real-time information, you can achieve efficiencies that would otherwise not be possible.

HVAC systems can automatically adjust based on daily schedules, reducing energy use and easing the strain on aging infrastructures. Integrated LED lighting fixtures further reduce energy use through occupancy sensing and daylight-harvesting controls. And from a single, central location, facilities teams can monitor and control all these systems simultaneously—allowing for the most efficient use of resources at a time when capital budgets are limited.

 

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Making Learning Futuristic and Action-oriented

Student Program for a Smarter and Sustainable Future

Johnson Controls offers a smart and engaging learning program for grades K-12 that introduces students to energy conservation and energy-saving technologies. Our program is based on the STEAM framework, which is a balanced combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It provides a forum that promotes innovation, sustainability, and energy awareness among students, teachers, staff, and community.

Our curriculum includes grade-specific lessons and concepts of energy ranging from the basics to advanced levels. The program facilitates interaction with industry professionals so that the students are motivated to look at energy challenges with actionable solutions. The program also helps students explore opportunities for apprenticeships, internships, jobs, and other potential career options in the energy services field.

 

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