Johnson Controls helps customers in Asia Pacific meet decarbonization and sustainability goals



  • Standard Chartered Bank, Rose Theater and the Beijing Municipal Administrative Center are working with Johnson Controls to improve energy efficiency and significantly reduce CO2 emissions
  • Partnerships include practical yet holistic approaches to digitization, retrofitting and the use of heat pumps in order to meet the increased demand for net zero targets
  • Johnson Controls’ digital OpenBlue platform and building optimization services can improve energy efficiency and associated CO2 emissions by 50% and more

SINGAPORE, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, today announced three landmark business partnerships in. known Asia Pacific help to achieve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals as well as their net zero carbon commitments.

  • Digitization of building systems for Standard Chartered Bank, across multiple locations Asia Pacific
    • Johnson Controls worked with CBRE and Standard Chartered Bank to implement its OpenBlue Enterprise Management (OBEM) system – a cloud-based solution that identifies and eliminates energy and operational inefficiencies – in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong office. The successful pilot project resulted in annual energy savings of 7% and was awarded the International Facility Management Association Award of Excellence in 2020. To date, OBEM has been installed in more than 20 office locations of the bank and will eventually cover more than 90 buildings around the world Asia Pacificincluding China, India, Malaysia, Republic of South Korea, Singapore and Thailand. These digitization efforts create a solid foundation for sustainability management at Standard Chartered Bank, which is committed to avoiding net CO2 emissions from its own operations by 2030.
  • Retrofitting with energy saving contracting for Rose Theater, Japan
    • Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, the RThe ose Theater has introduced energy saving contracting for its retrofitting in order to improve its energy and operational efficiency after more than 25 years of operation. Johnson Controls offered an advanced energy savings estimate that enabled the customer to obtain public grants. The proposal consisted of a 15-year energy performance contract that included Metasys, the air conditioning inverter (AHU) and its overhaul, a carbon dioxide monitoring system for inverter control and various efficient heating systems. Johnson Controls’ solutions resulted in a more comfortable indoor climate and efficient facility management for the various amenities on site, including auditoriums as well as exhibition, meeting, tea ceremony and exercise rooms. With this upgrade, the Rose Theater will be able to reduce energy consumption by 39% and carbon dioxide emissions by 42% while saving 40% in energy costs. The entire renovation was completed ahead of schedule so that the rose theater could be reopened earlier than planned.
  • Heat pump application in Beijing Municipal Administrative Center, China
    • The Beijing Municipal Administrative Center is now a showcase for a low-carbon eco-city for the efficient use of geothermal energy. Johnson Controls has partnered with the center to build an efficient, intelligent and reliable district heating and cooling system on a large scale. In a single heating season of four months, the heat pump system could replace 12 million cubic meters of natural gas, which translates into savings of 15,000 tons of standard coal, 40,000 tons of reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and 100,000 additional trees around the station. The solution consists of four geothermal heat pump systems with a total output of 39 megawatts, which are installed in one of the energy stations and efficiently heat and cool the administrative offices with a total building area of ​​around 960,000 square meters using geothermal energy.

Visual length, Vice President and President, Building Solutions, Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls, said, “We recognize companies’ growing commitment to decarbonization and the challenges they face, including capital and knowledge gaps. By working with a number of customers across the region, we have found innovative ways to to enable them to be sustainable. ” Our OpenBlue digital technology has been shown to significantly reduce energy consumption and significantly reduce the ecological footprint. “

Heat pump technology is available but is being used in Asia Pacific. Heat pumps can be used in many industries that use abundant hot water, such as food production, semiconductor manufacturing, and hotels. By replacing boilers and ovens that run on fossil fuels with heat pumps, there is an immense potential for reducing CO2 emissions. Heat pumps are not only three to four times more energy efficient than boilers and ovens in general, but can also make the heating process climate-neutral in connection with renewable energies. Mr. Leng added: “In APAC we see an increasing interest in heat pumps, especially from countries with stricter environmental regulations such as New Zealand and companies with carbon reduction goals. ”The breadth of the Johnson Controls portfolio – in terms of size, efficiency and temperature range – is world class and continues to help customers reduce their carbon footprint.

Energy efficiency is still the low-hanging fruit of decarbonisation in the area of ​​the built environment. The pandemic has disrupted the commercial real estate sector and underscored the need for better indoor air quality, which has led to a greater need for redevelopment. This is an opportunity to build better. To meet some initial capital costs, companies can take advantage of green incentives and loans made available by the government and banks.

“The need and demand for a 360 degree net zero carbon solution is clear. Corporations, governments and global coalitions have all set themselves ambitiously sustainability Goals over the next two decades, many of which aim to be decarbonised by 2030, “said Katie McGinty, Vice President & Chief Sustainability, Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer at Johnson Controls. “Our OpenBlue platform for fully open architecture can contribute 50% and more to improving energy efficiency and the corresponding CO2 emissions. We know that decarbonising buildings is part of the solution as buildings account for around 40% of global emissions. “

Digitization is a key factor for companies and organizations to reach net zero by 2050 or earlier. Johnson Controls offers solutions that guide customers through various stages of their digitization journey to achieve net zero and risk management goals. The connection of devices to the cloud with analyzes for optimization is, for example, part of his ongoing OpenBlue service and solution offering. In addition, the company is working with the largest developers and most future-oriented educational institutions in the region to find ways to autonomous buildings through digital twins and artificial intelligence.

Johnson Controls has already set ambitious emissions reduction targets that were recently approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative – an independent organization that assesses corporate sustainability claims. As part of its environmental sustainability commitments, Johnson Controls aims to reduce operational emissions by 55% and customer emissions by 16% by 2030. The OpenBlue platform for optimizing the sustainability of buildings will play a central role in meeting these goals and ultimately creating a healthy environment for people, healthy places and a healthy planet.

About Johnson Controls:

At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we are transforming the environments in which people live, work, learn and play. As the world’s leading provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reshape the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of innovation spanning more than 135 years, Johnson Controls’s comprehensive OpenBlue digital offering provides the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology, software and service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit or follow us on Johnson Controls APAC LinkedIn Page.

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