Office / Commercial Building
Maximize your office building’s marketability, profitability, energy efficiency, and sustainability
Recent research shows that 37 percent of business and building owners feel energy management is extremely important. The Institute for Building Efficiency 2012 Energy Efficiency Indicator surveyed nearly 3,500 executives, owners and managers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings to gain insight into their priorities. According to those surveyed, energy cost savings is the number one driver for energy efficiency programs. But faced with the pressure to reduce energy and operating costs, many organizations don’t know where to start.
Johnson Controls helps business and building owners increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings and reduce operating costs as much as 30 percent, without sacrificing occupant comfort. For example, a 250,000-square-foot office building can save as much as $150,000 a year. To date, we’ve saved our private and public sector customers more than $7.5 billion in energy and operating costs and, over the last decade, Johnson Controls projects have cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 15 million metric tons, equal to that of 1.3 million homes in one year.
Working with Johnson Controls, the owners of the Empire State Building are implementing a comprehensive retrofit program to make the building over 38 percent more energy-efficient. The owners are reducing operating and occupancy costs, improving the bottom line, and attracting more high-end tenants. Plus, they are reducing their building’s carbon footprint considerably. The National Geographic Society has completed energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. that save money and natural resources and reinforce the Society’s standing as an organization that cares about planet Earth.
Infrastructure improvements that deliver real results
Johnson Controls’ customers are benefitting from products and solutions that make buildings more efficient, comfortable, sustainable, and profitable. You can achieve these results and benefits from solutions such as:
- High-efficiency heating, cooling and lighting systems to reduce energy consumption and provide the comfortable, well-ventilated and well-lit environments.
- Our Metasys® building management system which controls and integrates key mechanical and electrical building systems – HVAC, lighting, security, fire and safety – for optimum efficiency, comfort and safety.
- State-of-the-art security, fire and safety systems to safeguard tenants, employees and visitors.
- Renewable energy such as solar, wind, and biomass power, to reduce carbon emissions as well as the consumption of – and reliance on — fossil fuels.
- Programs that educate and engage building occupants in energy and water conservation.
The result is an increase in your commercial building’s energy efficiency so that it operates more profitably, and does so in a way that’s good for the environment, the building’s reputation, and your corporate image.
Financing private sector retrofits
However, for commercial building owners, focusing on energy efficiency must also make good business sense. New financing models have emerged that make retrofit projects easier to capitalize, less risky for building owners and lenders, and mutually beneficial for building owners and their tenants. Through performance contracting, energy and operational savings can offset project costs and provide relatively quick payback on your investment. Once you’ve realized that payback, savings typically continue to flow to your bottom line, year after year. To make the most of your building’s potential, we’ll work with your facilities staff as well as with suppliers and contractors to bring your projects in on time and within budget.
To learn more about energy efficiency in commercial buildings, read our case studies. To find out how we can help you make your office and commercial building work more efficiently, sustainably, and profitably, contact us, or try our operational and energy savings calculator today.