March 14, 2012
Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, and its PanoptixTM solution have been named award finalists by the internationally renowned 2012 Edison AwardsTM, which recognize ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation.
Johnson Controls is a finalist in the Green Award category, while the Panoptix solution is a finalist in the Energy and Sustainability category – two of 15 categories honored by the Edison Awards. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
“More than any year, this year’s slate of finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus and market awareness,” said Tom Stat, chairman of the Edison Awards’ Steering Committee. “It’s exciting to see companies like Johnson Controls continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking.”
The Panoptix™ solution, honored in the Smart Systems portion of the Energy and Sustainability category, addresses the growing need to improve the performance of building systems to save energy, cost and enhance comfort. The most significant innovation in the building industry in 30 years, Panoptix combines cloud-based computing, sophisticated analytics and other new technologies with Johnson Controls’ 125 years of expertise to turn data into actionable insight.
The Edison Awards recognized Johnson Controls in the Green Award category for its commitment to sustainability and innovation. Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers, including corporations, governments and institutions.
"Both awards signify Johnson Controls’ leadership in sustainability and innovation, which have been central to the company’s mission for more than 125 years,” said Laura Farnham, vice president, building technology and services, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls. "We will continue to look forward and advance products and solutions that address the environment and help our customers achieve success."
In 2011, the Power Solutions group of Johnson Controls received a Bronze Edison Award for “Best New Product” for its VARTA® Start-Stop batteries in the Energy and Sustainability category.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the finalists’ success in meeting the award criteria of concept, value, delivery and impact. The panel includes members of the powerful Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), which has partnered with the Edison Awards since 2009.
Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be announced April 26, 2012 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic ballroom of the Capitale in New York.
The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science, USA Today, CSRware and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com
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