May 05, 2010
The Institute for Building Efficiency is a new initiative of Johnson Controls providing information and analysis of technologies, policies, and practices for efficient, high performance buildings and smart energy systems around the world. The Institute leverages the company's 125 years of global experience providing energy efficient solutions for buildings to support and complement the efforts of non-profit organizations and industry associations.
Major programs of the Institute for Building Efficiency include:
The Institute for Building Efficiency will focus on seven areas: Existing Building Retrofits, Green Buildings, Smart Grid and Smart Buildings, Renewable and Distributed Energy, Clean Energy Finance, Carbon Management, and Energy & Climate Policy.
Spearheading the Institute is Jennifer Layke. As Director of the Institute, she brings two decades of global experience focused on energy and sustainability issues, including her recent work as Deputy Director of the Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI). Ms Layke will be based in Washington D.C and will have global research program managers located in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
About Johnson Controls Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls is a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems for buildings. Operating from 500 branch offices in 150 countries, we deliver products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs for over one million customers. We are involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Our solutions have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 13.6 million metric tons and generated savings of $7.5 billion since 2000. Many of the world’s largest companies rely on us to manage 1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.
"The Institute will complement non-profit organizations and industry associations by leveraging the company's global experience in providing building efficiency solutions," said Clay Nesler, vice president of global energy and sustainability, Johnson Controls. "We will do more than talk about what should be done, but really identify how global efficiency can be achieved through the right building solutions."
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