– City of Rogers, Arkansas State University System, Washington County and others have engaged with Johnson Controls through savings-funded performance contracts
– Energy efficiency and renewable energy implementations are expected to save taxpayers money $229 million energy and operating and maintenance costs
– Updates include solar photovoltaic panels, LED retrofits, energy management controls upgrades and more
MILWAUKEE, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the world leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is now expected to successfully reduce more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide through public energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the city. ‘State of Arkansas. Since 2010, Johnson Controls has partnered with 22 public organizations to implement decarbonization solutions that are expected to deliver the same air quality results as taking a quarter of a million vehicles off the road for a year while saving Arkansas taxpayers a combined $229 million.
“Our partnerships through Arkansas are a perfect example of how public entities can support ambitious sustainable development goals,” said Nate Manning, president of Building Solutions North America at Johnson Controls. “Through creative financing solutions, public organizations can make much-needed infrastructure updates that enrich their communities while reducing costs and meeting decarbonization goals. We look forward to seeing how these customers innovate and inspire similar organizations to join the race to reduce emissions and save capital.”
Twenty-two public bodies across Arkansas have engaged with Johnson Controls under performance contracts to implement energy efficient and renewable infrastructure solutions. These contracts allow organizations to make critical infrastructure improvements to achieve guaranteed results while preserving capital. Johnson Controls projects across Arkansas are at the forefront of conserving energy and preserving taxpayer dollars.
Town of Rogers
When the city’s leadership in Rogers, Arkansas, first engaged with Johnson Controls, they knew they needed to reduce energy consumption to save capital and meet citizens’ growing expectations for sustainability. Johnson Controls experts proposed the construction of three ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar panels totaling 4.6 megawatts. The project aims to build the largest public solar facility in the state and is expected to generate more than 157M kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity — of a value greater than $15 million in total utility and operation and maintenance (O&M) savings – for the roger taxpayers. By working under a 20-year performance contract with a 30-year output guarantee on solar hardware, the city will lock in its long-term electricity costs despite rising local utility rates. .
Arkansas State University (USS)
After the successful completion of the project in Arkansas State University (ASU) The flagship institution of the system in Jonesboro, ASU System has engaged Johnson Controls to manage deferred maintenance and provide sustainable solutions at eight other sites on the ASU System campus. Combined $39M in capital improvements included the installation of LED lighting on all campuses, the implementation of energy management controls, the upgrade of water conservation solutions in residence halls and others facilities, upgrading HVAC and central plant technologies, and investing in solar photovoltaic facilities at ASU-Newport. Additionally, Johnson Controls worked with Arkansas State College of Engineering & Computer Science to streamline campus trash collection processes with smart trash compactors, solving a maintenance and aesthetics issue for campus management. . Updates should save ASU system more than 611M kWh of electricity and $110 million in total utility and operation and maintenance costs.
As the first county of Arkansas invest in solar through a performance contract, Washington County is moving towards 100% renewable energy. Working with Johnson Controls, the county installed two photovoltaic solar panels, a 1.6-megawatt ground mount and a half-megawatt rooftop solar panel, the largest in the state. To further support the county’s commitment to sustainability, Johnson Controls also retrofitted more than 3,200 light fixtures with LED lights, replaced 53 HVAC assets, and installed energy management controls throughout the county. Washington County should reduce its energy consumption by more than 161M kWh and save almost $21M in energy and O&M costs.
Learn more about Johnson Controls’ sustainable offerings available to public organizations, including OpenBlue Net Zero Buildingsvisit www.johnsoncontrols.com/openblue/net-zero-buildings.
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