Johnson Controls commits to energy-saving project

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: February 28, 2013 1:46 pm ET
Updated: February 28, 2013 1:48 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability Automotive
Companies & Associations Johnson Controls Inc.

GLENDALE, WIS. — Johnson Controls Inc. has joined a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to reduce energy use in industrial facilities.

The company – along with retailer Macy's and communications group Sprint – pledged to use energy savings practices that would reduce energy waste and save money, JCI and the Energy Department announced in a Feb. 21 news release.

"Johnson Controls commits to an additional 25 percent energy intensity reduction in its 71 U.S. manufacturing plants," said Clay Nesler, vice president of global energy and sustainability for JCI, based in the Milwaukee suburb of Glendale, Wis. The plan will cover 16 million square feet of production space through 2019.

JCI noted that it already has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 18 million metric tons since 2000. The company has three major business units: building efficiency, the battery making energy storage group and its automotive interiors unit, with both seating and interior trim manufacturing.

The company previously set its own in-house sustainability goals, with a target of 30 percent reduction in energy usage between 2008 and 2018, a 20 percent reduction in its waste stream during that time and a 10 percent cut in water usage.

Its 2012 sustainability report noted that JCI had improved energy use by 24.48 percent at its Riverside, Mo., seating plant through a series of steps, which included high performance lighting and heating and air conditioning systems.


Comments

Johnson Controls commits to energy-saving project

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: February 28, 2013 1:46 pm ET
Updated: February 28, 2013 1:48 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Jaguar Land Rover to begin using MuCell across its product line

April 27, 2015 9:47 am ET

Another automaker has announced plans to use Trexel Inc.'s MuCell molding technology in future production.    More

Image

PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials

April 24, 2015 11:48 am ET

More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.    More

Image

California may require more recycled content in bottles

April 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

California lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would bump up the required recycled content in plastic bottles for beverage companies to...    More

Image

KHS cuts packaging with direct printing on PET bottles, adhesive multi-packs

April 23, 2015 1:39 pm ET

KHS GmbH has been pouring a lot of time into solving issues related to direct printing on PET bottles, and after eight years of work, everyone...    More

Image

DuPont center in India gets LEED Certification

April 23, 2015 1:07 pm ET

DuPont Co.'s Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India, was awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events