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Johnson Controls unveils "smart" Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai

2017-06-22 14:34
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The first triple-certified green building in China paves the way toward a more sustainable future; demonstrates company's commitment to China market

SHANGHAI, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global leader in intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure, today announced the completion and launch of its Asia-Pacific headquarters. The headquarters sets a new standard for green and smart buildings, being the first in China to receive several top global energy efficiency awards including: IFC-World Bank Group's EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Certification, U.S.  Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification, and the China Green Building Design Label Three Star Certification.

Johnson Controls Headquarters Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China opens in June, 2017
Johnson Controls Headquarters Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China opens in June, 2017

Situated between the Hongqiao Transportation Hub and Suzhou River in Shanghai's Chang'ning district, the 44,300-square meter building is located in heart of the Linkong Economic Zone. The Zone acts as a portal to the Yangtze River Delta's key transportation arteries, and already features the presence of several leading multinational companies. Its proximity underscores the company's commitment to the China and wider Asia-Pacific markets.

"The Asia-Pacific region, particularly China, is Johnson Controls' most important growth market, and we are confident that the launch of our Asia-Pacific headquarters will enable us to better facilitate China's rapid development," said Alex Molinaroli, chairman and CEO. "Our partnerships and leading technologies, along with our visionary and intelligent solutions, will enable us to advance sustainable development."

Creating a new model of building energy efficiency 

The headquarters showcases a full range of smart building solutions. Its sustainable design – which includes a Central Plant, renewable energy and intelligent lighting, the Metasys® Building Automation System, and other advanced technologies – is expected to generate 44 percent savings in overall energy consumption compared to the local market standard. Additionally, the building is expected to reduce water usage by 42 percent via its grey water recycling and storm water recapture facilities, and to reduce embodied energy in materials by 21 percent through the use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood-based building materials and the sourcing of locally supplied products. The headquarters is also equipped with hybrid and electric vehicle charging stations which enable employees to commute with a smaller carbon footprint.

Johnson Controls' commitment to the Chinese market

The Johnson Controls' Asia-Pacific headquarters highlights the company's commitment to the China market. For the first time, Johnson Controls previously dispersed Asia-Pacific business and operational units will be combined under one roof, boosting intra-company collaboration and fostering a high-performance corporate culture.

The headquarters building will also feature a Customer Showcase exhibition room, a world-class customer experience platform which will offer visitors to the building a first-hand look at the company's innovative technologies with highly customizable product demonstrations. Johnson Controls is also committed to further expanding its operations in China through strategic partnerships that are supportive of China's market and developmental priorities.

Sustainable development in Asia

The opening of the Headquarters Asia Pacific demonstrates the ways in which Johnson Controls continues to accelerate sustainable development in Asia. Johnson Controls currently provides solutions and technologies to 90 percent of the world's tallest buildings, and has contributed to the construction of many iconic landmarks in Asia:  Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Hong Kong International Finance Center (II), Taipei 101 and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. In the process, Johnson Controls has made invaluable contributions to advancing energy efficiency and sustainability throughout the Asia Pacific region.

In the area of energy storage, Johnson Controls works closely with vehicle manufacturers to facilitate the continued development of fuel economy by providing innovative and high-efficiency energy solutions, such as its start-stop car battery system. Johnson Controls is also committed to automotive closed-loop recycling systems to ensure that batteries are properly disposed of while simultaneously optimizing resource efficiency. Johnson Controls is actively carrying out this practice in China to promote environmental advocacy and act as a responsible corporate citizen.

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About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit our website www.johnsoncontrol.cn or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls' Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls' Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire suppression, controls or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Sensormatic®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the world's largest manufacturer of automotive batteries, supplying approximately 152 million every year to automakers and aftermarket retailers. Our full range of lead-acid and lithium-ion battery technology powers nearly every type of vehicle for our customers- including traditional, start-stop, micro-hybrid, hybrid and electric. Johnson Controls' recycling system has helped make automotive batteries the most recycled consumer product in the world. Globally, 15,000 employees develop, manufacture, distribute and recycle batteries at more than 55 locations. For more information, please visit www. johnsoncontrols.com/PowerSolutions or follow @JCI_BatteryBeat on Twitter.

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Source: Johnson Controls (China) Co.,Ltd-corp

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