One of the larger providers of energy efficiency services is promoting its contribution to renewable energy strategies at facilities in the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC, US, 2001-05-17 <SolarAccess.com> Johnson Controls Inc. says its products currently help manufacturers, hospitals, schools, governments and retail sites to be more energy efficient and to save millions of dollars in energy costs. It predicts that the national energy policy to be unveiled by President George Bush will note that using energy more efficiently is the most effective way to conserve energy over the long term. The company is promoting its renewable energy strategies at federal facilities in the U.S., including controls for solar hot water systems and geothermal heat pumps. The Department of Energy estimates that non-residential buildings consume 30 to 40 percent of all energy in the U.S. and 60 percent of electricity. The existing stock of 4.5 million commercial buildings consume 20 to 40 percent more energy than necessary, mainly due to outdated or inefficient infrastructure.