Web Exclusive | June 2017
Johnson Controls unveils ‘smart’ Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai
The first triple-certified green building in China paves the way toward a more sustainable future; demonstrates company's commitment to China market, Johnson Controls, a global leader in intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure, announced the completion and launch of its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
The headquarters sets a new standard for green and smart buildings, being the first in China to receive several top global energy efficiency awards including: IFC-World Bank Group's EDGE Certification, US Green Building Council's LEED Platinum Certification, and the China Green Building Design Label Three Star Certification.
“The Asia-Pacific region, particularly China , is Johnson Controls' most important growth market, and we are confident that the launch of our Asia-Pacific headquarters will enable us to better facilitate China's rapid development. Our partnerships and leading technologies, along with our visionary and intelligent solutions, will enable us to advance sustainable development,” said Alex Molinaroli, Chairman and CEO.
Creating a new model of building energy efficiency
The headquarters showcases a full range of smart building solutions. Its sustainable design – which includes a Central Plant, renewable energy and intelligent lighting, the Metasys ® Building Automation System, and other advanced technologies – is expected to generate 44 per cent savings in overall energy consumption compared to the local market standard. Additionally, the building is expected to reduce water usage by 42 per cent via its grey water recycling and storm water recapture facilities, and to reduce embodied energy in materials by 21 per cent through the use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood-based building materials and the sourcing of locally supplied products. The headquarters is also equipped with hybrid and electric vehicle charging stations which enable employees to commute with a smaller carbon footprint.
Johnson Controls' commitment to the Chinese market
The Johnson Controls' Asia-Pacific headquarters highlights the company's commitment to the China market. For the first time, Johnson Controls previously dispersed Asia-Pacific business and operational units will be combined under one roof, boosting intra-company collaboration and fostering a high-performance corporate culture.
The headquarters building will also feature a customer showcase exhibition room, a world-class customer experience platform which will offer visitors to the building a first-hand look at the company's innovative technologies with highly customizable product demonstrations. Johnson Controls is also committed to further expanding its operations in China through strategic partnerships that are supportive of China's market and developmental priorities.