Johnson Controls affirms strategic commitment to China with new corporate
headquarters in Shanghai
New facility designed to achieve highest level of China Three Star Green
Building and LEED Platinum building certifications with plans to reduce energy
use by 48 percent per year
SHANGHAI, Sept. 17, 2013
SHANGHAI, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a diversified
global industrial company in the building and automotive industries, today
held a signing ceremony with Shanghai Hongqiao Linkong Economic Zone for its
new China corporate headquarters. Featuring sustainable construction and
state-of-the-art building technologies, the Johnson Controls corporate campus
will be a symbol of the company's commitment to a strong industry leadership
presence in China.
"As China continues to be one of the major growth markets for Johnson
Controls, the new corporate headquarters in Shanghai will create a centralized
and sustainable workplace to continue our business growth in China and the
Asia Pacific region," said Alex Molinaroli, vice chairman of Johnson Controls.
"This innovative, green campus reflects our commitment to China and will also
demonstrate our capabilities to exceed customers' increasing expectations with
our world class smart building technologies and energy efficiency solutions."
The design and construction of the new campus will achieve China's Three Star
Green and LEED Platinum building certifications to become a landmark for China
and the Asia region. To make this possible, Johnson Controls will employ
multiple integrated building technology solutions that will reduce the
building's water and energy use. Regionally manufactured materials will be
used for this project and special attention will be paid to indoor and outdoor
environments. All together, this will result in a 48 percent reduction in the
building's energy consumption over traditional building designs per year.
Johnson Controls' new campus, conveniently located in the Changning District,
is expected to be completed by late 2016. The 35,000 square meter campus will
allow the company to relocate 1,200 employees and provides space for future
Johnson Controls is a "Top Employer" in China with a strong people oriented
philosophy. To attract and retain the best talent, the world class workspace
will be equipped with multi-function event areas and flexible office
environments to achieve higher operational efficiencies, comfort level,
innovation and collaboration. The company will also develop convenient
facilities including a fitness center, green terrace with river views, and
charging stations for employees' hybrid and electric vehicles. This building
is designed and will be built as a showcase environment that reflects the
company's smart building capabilities while also benefiting employees' health,
safety and productivity.
"The Chinese government is seeking ways to promote energy efficiency and
minimize carbon emissions to create healthier environments in their cities,
and we are pleased to support these efforts with our world class building
technologies and solutions," added Molinaroli. "We look forward to developing
Johnson Controls' new campus as a benchmark and living showcase for these
sustainable construction and building management strategies in China."
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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers inmore than150 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 Magazinerecognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we
think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally
recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators
with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable
green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
More information, please visit http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed.
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Johnson Controls Ketchum Public Relations
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