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Johnson Controls Receives National Star of Energy Efficiency Award

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Environment

Posted: Nov 13, 2003 – 11:00 PM EST


Alliance to Save Energy Recognizes Global Impact of Energy Systems and Services

Nov. 13 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE -- The Alliance to Save Energy, a Washington DC-based coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders, bestowed one of its top honors on Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), the global leader in facility management and control, for the company's outstanding contributions to the advancement of energy efficiency.

The Alliance's 2003 "Star of Energy Efficiency" awards were presented November 4, 2003, at a black-tie dinner in the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

According to the Alliance: "The Star of Energy Efficiency Award salutes this multi-billion dollar corporation, which has provided worldwide leadership in energy-efficient automotive systems and building controls since 1885. Johnson Controls' contribution to energy efficiency in the last year includes helping several institutions meet -- and even exceed -- their energy savings goals."

Through innovative technology and energy efficient strategies, Johnson Controls is helping its customers save a projected $18 billion in utility costs through 2010 and implementing programs that are intended to reduce air pollution by 352 million tons. Some of Johnson Controls hundreds of energy saving success stories include:

  • A $51 million project with the United States Marine Corps base at Twentynine Palms, California, including a 1.2 MW photovoltaic array that will annually save taxpayers approximately $5.8 million.
  • A contract with Pell City, Ala. to install 4,700 new radio read water meters upgrade to light emitting diode (LED) traffic signals at 16 intersections, and improve 10 city-owned buildings - saving $4.2 million over the next 10 years.
  • An ENERGY STAR-winning project with Dutchess Community College in New York that is expected to save the college 700,000-kilowatt hours of electricity annually, with $1.2 million in energy and operational cost savings over the next 15 years.
"At a time when energy efficiency is so important to our nation's economy,environment and national security, Johnson Controls is pleased to be recognized for our contributions both in our own facilities and in our customer's buildings," says Joseph Kaveski, vice president - energy management services, Controls Group of Johnson Controls. "Energy efficiency is one of the most effective strategies for businesses, organizations and governments that want to increase productivity and save costs."

In addition, Johnson Controls was acknowledged as a strong promoter of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB), a pilot certification program from the U. S. Green Building Council.

The award event was hosted by Alliance Chair U.S. Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) as well as Senators James M. Jeffords (I-Vt.) and Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.). For further information on the Alliance, contact Ronnie Kweller at (202) 530-2203 or rkweller@ase.org.

Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems, and batteries. For non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy and security management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2003 totaled $22.6 billion. For more information on Johnson Controls, Inc., visit the company's web site at http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

For more information, please contact:

Barb Haig for Johnson Controls
Phone: 414-257-3853

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