A global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, Johnson Controls, has launched a new online tool to improve efficiency in residential and nonresidential facilities to tackle the current challenging market conditions.
Known as MyGreenprint, it has been launched in conjunction with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) of the US. The initiative will help consumers and businesses in the Middle East assess and improve levels of personal sustainability at home, at work and on the road.
“Our vision of creating a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world defines our businesses, our people and the way in which we work with our customers and business partners. Globally, our commitment to ‘Efficiency Now’ remains the guiding principle for our businesses. This project is a culmination of our efforts at furthering the cause of sustainable development,” said Johnson Controls Middle East vice president and managing director Magdy A. Mekky.
Johnson Controls leads the Middle East market in the supply of integrated solutions consisting of York HVAC equipment and Metasys building management systems and security and fire alarm systems. It regularly supplies York centrifugal chillers for district cooling service providers such as Tabreed and Palm District Cooling.
Reference projects include the Pearl Qatar (the world’s largest district cooling plant in terms of tonnes of refrigeration), Bahrain Bay (the world’s largest order of centrifugal chillers in terms of monetary value), Jebel Al Qala in Saudi Arabia, the largest HVAC order in Kuwait, and several multi-million dollar operation, service and maintenance contracts in the GCC.
Johnson Controls has provided its Metasys product for integrated building management with remote monitoring facilities to such projects as the Burj Dubai, Bahrain Financial Harbor and the Capital Plaza project in Abu Dhabi.
“More than ever before, efficiency has become the new industry metric. People who design, build, own and operate buildings need to not only control energy costs, reduce the environmental impact and increase the value of their buildings, but do it more efficiently,” argued Mekky.