Efficient Building Equipment and Systems
Buildings work best when their equipment and systems work together
Your challenge is to operate your building as efficiently, economically and environmentally responsibly as possible. An integrated approach to building systems is the most effective way to meet that challenge. This starts with the proper selection and installation of high-efficiency equipment, systems and controls. And when you integrate these improvements with other critical systems, you can realize reductions in energy consumption, carbon emissions and operating costs. Owners and managers of all building types, including educational institutions, healthcare organizations and government agencies, are doing just that.
For example, when Phoenix Children’s Hospital installed a more energy-efficient central plant and integrated a broad range of building systems, it achieved an annual energy cost savings of $750,000 while enhancing patient care. What’s more, The George Washington University is upgrading 18 of its largest buildings with high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and controls systems. These upgrades, along with ongoing maintenance, are helping the University to improve energy efficiency and meet its sustainability goals.
Operating building equipment and systems as efficiently as possible
Properly operating and maintaining your building systems and equipment helps improve your facility’s efficiency and performance. From cleaning filters to switching to compact florescent lighting, Johnson Controls can work with you to identify immediate opportunities to improve energy efficiency. And, we can chart a long-term course for building upgrades and retrofits to optimize your energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions. These projects can include:
- Upgrading HVAC systems to reduce energy usage and costs by delivering the desired temperature and air quality exactly when and where it’s needed.
- Installing chillers that use the latest energy-efficient technologies to lower annual energy costs by as much as 50 percent.
- Replacing inefficient lighting with today’s fluorescent lighting technologies to reduce energy consumption by 25 to 30 percent.
- Installing fire and security systems to protect people and building assets.
- Integrating HVAC, security and fire systems with a Building Management System such as Metasys® to significantly reduce energy consumption through scheduling set points, occupancy controls, demand-controlled ventilation and equipment fault detection.
- Optimizing your chilled water plant with innovative software and advanced algorithms such as those used in Central Plant Optimization to achieve up to 60 percent energy savings.
Achieving building-wide integration
Maximum building efficiency and performance come from integrating building equipment and systems with one another and with your organization’s business and specialty systems, such as IT networks, telephone communications and finance. Johnson Controls can partner with you to identify the most efficient method to achieve building-wide systems integration including:
- Technology Contracting
Johnson Controls designs and installs technology to support your business objectives. This reduces infrastructure and system duplication, and minimizes risk to create a smarter and more productive enterprise environment.
- Network Integration Services
This capability helps you manage all the disparate systems your building and occupants depend on — like communications, networks and business systems — and gets them to work together seamlessly. As a result, people have the information they need, whenever and wherever they need it.
Taking a holistic approach to your building works best
Buildings that work operate more efficiently and cost-effectively throughout their lifecycle. With an integrated approach to building systems, you can lower energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce operational costs. And, you can do all of this while providing safe, productive, quality environments for your occupants.
To learn more about how customers like you are benefitting from building-wide integration, read our case studies. To find out how Johnson Controls can help you, contact us. Or try our energy efficiency calculator today.