Johnson Controls' global building owner survey reveals 116 percent increase in the importance of energy efficiency since 2010

Johnson Controls' global building owner survey reveals 116 percent increase in
                the importance of energy efficiency since 2010

Public goals, private finance push global momentum for energy efficiency

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, June 13, 2013

MILWAUKEE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released today by
Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase
energy efficiency in buildings, shows energy-efficiency interest rose 116
percent globally since 2010, with those who set goals making the greatest
strides in reducing energy use. Momentum is also growing for green-building
certification and green-tenant space leasing, although 22 percent cite a lack
of funding as the top barrier to doing more. The Johnson Controls Energy
Efficiency Indicator, a global survey of more than 3,000 decision-makers in 10
countries, was released at the 24^th Annual North American Energy Efficiency
Forum in Washington, D.C.

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The survey indicates that 73 percent of respondents worldwide set energy
efficiency goals within the last year, up from 58 percent two years ago. Among
the organizations that set public goals, 72 percent plan to increase energy
efficiency investments and nearly a third used external financing to meet
those goals. Organizations that set public goals also implemented 50 percent
more efficiency measures than institutions without goals.

"The research shows that accountability drives action when it comes to energy
efficiency and we think more companies want to find ways to be efficient.
However the barriers that our research points to year after year must be
resolved first," said Dave Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building
Efficiency.

In the United States, 41 percent of decision-makers reduced investments due to
uncertainty in government budgeting and tax reform efforts.

"We need public policies and private investment to work together to reduce the
market's uncertainty and capture this year's momentum toward a more energy
efficient global economy," said Myers.

Global respondents identified the top policies to improve energy efficiency.
Those policies include tax credits or incentives and rebates for implementing
efficiency, low-interest financing for energy upgrades, stricter building
codes and equipment standards, and mandatory energy performance disclosure.

Organizations with public goals and external financing implemented 84 percent
more efficiency measures and are nearly three times more likely to increase
investments compared to organizations with neither public goals nor external
financing.

Respondents seek smarter and more efficient buildings and tenant spaces.
Seventy-one percent of building owners indicated they will seek voluntary
green building certification, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED), and an increasing number of tenants prefer to lease in a
certified green building and will pay a rent premium for a green space.

The seventh annual survey of more than 3,000 building owners and operators
around the world was led by the Johnson Controls Institute for Building
Efficiency, the International Facility Management Association and the Urban
Land Institute.

For a comprehensive report of the 2013 Energy Efficiency Indicator, visit
www.institutebe.com.

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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create
quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational
efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced
batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for
automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885,
with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth
strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value
to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please
visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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