Johnson Controls helps local, state, and federal governments promote energy efficiency and operate more efficiently to better serve the public
Government energy efficiency starts with buildings that work. They operate efficiently, securely, and sustainably while helping government workers and agencies – civilian or military – better serve their constituencies and make their localities better places to live. Local, state, and federal governments are accomplishing these objectives despite budget constraints and at little or no cost to taxpayers. What’s more, Johnson Controls’ U.S. public sector building efficiency projects are guaranteed to save more than $4.7 billion in reduced energy, water, and operational costs over the next 10 years.
The City of Rome, New York for example, has modernized its wastewater treatment plant, and reduced its energy costs and water usage and attracted new businesses without any cost to taxpayers.
Meeting efficiency initiatives and mandates
You can enhance your ability to meet government initiatives and mandates to reduce energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while lowering operational costs, by:
- upgrading or replacing outdated equipment and installing high-efficiency lighting and HVAC systems.
- deploying the Johnson Controls Metasys® building management system to control and integrate key mechanical and electrical building systems – such as HVAC, lighting, security, fire, and safety – for optimum efficiency, comfort, and safety.
- implementing renewable energy solutions, such as those which use solar, wind, and geothermal power, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, and lessen dependence on non-domestic oil.
And, with state-of-the-art controlled access and video surveillance systems, you can safeguard your buildings and their occupants.
Making buildings work with limited funding
Cities, states, and federal government agencies have tight budgets, and are continually required to do a lot more with a lot less. Fortunately, there are affordable ways to fund critical projects, such as energy savings performance contracts and utility saving contracts designed to deliver energy and operational savings that offset the cost of the improvements. The City of Fort Worth collaborated with Johnson controls to upgrade 96 city buildings. Through performance contracts, the projected $29 million energy savings will offset the cost of the city’s projects.
Performance contracts are effective financially and environmentally. Since the 1980s, more than 2,400 performance contracting projects for Johnson Controls customers are delivering more than $7.5 billion in energy, water and operational savings. Since January 2000, our customers have reduced carbon emissions by more than 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide as a result of performance contract projects.
Government energy efficiency projects not only reduce energy usage and costs, but create jobs and stimulate your local economy. In fact, every $1 million spent with Johnson Controls on energy efficiency projects generates an estimated $3 million in new spending in the community. These projects engage local suppliers and sub-contractors – especially small, minority- and women-owned enterprises – to create more jobs and promote diversity.
To learn more about how other cities, states, and federal government agencies have increased efficiency, saved money and enhanced their service to the public, read our case studies. To find out how Johnson Controls can help make your buildings work, contact us, or try our operational and energy savings calculator today.