USA: Johnson Controls has won a $91m project with the US General Services Administration (GSA) to improve facilities and energy efficiencies of landmark buildings.
With its responsibility for managing US government buildings, the GSA is upgrading building technologies in the pursuit of net zero energy consumption as part of its National Deep Energy Retrofit (NDER) programme.
The GSA will call on Johnson Controls’ range of building solutions to upgrade HVAC, lighting, water conservation and energy management systems in a number of public buildings.
Over the next three years this will include facility improvements to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the New Executive Office Building, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Jackson Place, the Winder Building and the Civil Service Building, all in Washington DC.
Johnson Controls federal systems’ team will perform much of the work associated with the project. Work on the projects is anticipated to begin on May 1.
“Sustainability, energy efficiency and working toward the goal of net zero are top of mind for government leaders across the United States. This is reflected in the Biden-Harris administration’s recent infrastructure bill as well as our nation’s re-joining of the Paris Agreement,” said George Oliver, chairman and CEO at Johnson Controls.
“These buildings are critical locations for the federal government and include parts of the White House Complex and a national historic landmark used by the executive office of the president including the office of the vice president, office of management and budget, and the National Security Council,” said Nate Manning, Johnson Controls’ president of building solutions North America.