CHINA: Johnson Controls is forming a strategic alliance with Zhejiang Jianke Building Energy Conservation Technology to help Chinese customers meet their energy efficiency targets.
Under the agreement, Johnson Controls will use its wide range of products, technology and project management experience, along with Zhejiang Jianke’s local service and support capabilities, to help customers achieve LEED green building certification.
Zhejiang Jianke specialises in building energy audit, diagnosis, monitoring and retrofit.
According to Johnson Controls, construction is the second most energy-intensive sector in China. With green buildings accounting for less than 10% of existing structures, there is huge potential for energy efficiency projects. The 12th Five-Year Plan drafted by the Chinese government in 2011 emphasised the importance of energy saving and proposed a goal of a 16% reduction in energy consumption per unit of GDP until 2015.
Johnson Controls helped the Northstar Delta Office Tower in Changsha City, China, achieve two green building certifications and cut energy consumption by 28%.
“China is Johnson Controls biggest growth market and this partnership highlights our commitment to creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable environment,” said Elvis Chan, vice president of business development, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Asia.
Johnson Controls’ commitment to growth in China is evidenced by the construction of its second global headquarters located in Shanghai, which will open in 2017.