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 Automotive Sustainability
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

Germany's EBM-Papst expanding in Germany, Hungary

April 20, 2015 11:21 am ET

Germany-based EBM-Papst Industries will invest nearly 10 million euros ($10.7 million) at plants in Germany and Hungary to expand production and...    More

Image

Ford moving forward in carbon fiber for 'high volume' use

April 17, 2015 10:21 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight...    More

Image

German auto supplier opening first US plant

April 17, 2015 11:00 am ET

Automotive supplier EuWe Eugen Wexler U.S. Plastics Inc. is investing $11.1 million to open a manufacturing facility in Anderson County, S.C., the...    More

Image

Zoltek expanding CF capacity in Europe

April 17, 2015 10:12 am ET

Leading carbon fiber group Zoltek Corp. has signed a strategic agreement with the Hungarian government to expand its operation in northern Hungary,...    More

Image

Spain's Grupo Antolin to buy Magna's interiors business

April 16, 2015 12:33 pm ET

Spain's Grupo Antolin has reached an agreement to purchase Canadian auto supply giant Magna International Inc.'s interiors unit in a deal valued at ab...    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