Johnson Controls, Inc.
5757 N. Green Bay Avenue
Glendale, WI 53209 USA
Johnson Controls and the United States Army share both rich histories and a longstanding relationship. The U.S. Army has protected the American people since 1775 when they fought for our nation’s independence from the British Empire. Johnson Controls marks 125 years of innovation, which started with Warren Johnson’s invention of the thermostat in 1885. The two organizations first partnered during World War I in 1914 when Johnson Controls supplied building and temperature controls for military installations.
This partnership continues today, validated by G.I. Jobs magazine naming Johnson Controls the top military-friendly company in the country in 2008 and one of the top six of 100 military-friendly employers in 2010. Today the company provides energy consultation, construction, maintenance service and support to Army bases around the globe.
The company is also an active supporter of the Army’s Wounded Warrior Project, a program established in 2004 to help severely wounded soldiers returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Main Gate, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Johnson Controls partnership with North Carolina-based Fort Bragg began in 1978. Company support includes its Metasys building automation system, centrally located integrated facility controls, and mechanical systems and services in over 500 buildings base-wide. Recent projects have resulted in energy savings of more than $1 million, improving the living conditions of soldiers stationed there. Energy savings have been generated through a variety of facility upgrades, including energy conservation measures, central energy plant retrofits, building retro-commissioning, and renewable energy projects, such as geothermal heat pumps.
The company recently extended its support of Fort Bragg through a donation of $200,000 to renovate a maintenance and storage area in its Warrior Transition Battalion Fitness Center in Hardy Hall. This center for wounded veterans was specially designed with rehabilitation equipment for injured soldiers returning from war.
Main Gate Fort Hood, Texas
Johnson Controls is implementing the third of three comprehensive energy programs at the Fort Hood Army base in Killeen, Texas. The program will impact 140 facilities and 4.3 million square feet, saving the base more than $2.5 million in annual energy costs over 24 years.
Facility improvements include two million square feet of lighting upgrades and integrated building controls at 140 facilities. Additionally, a solar thermal water system will provide domestic hot water to four dining halls and supplement the heating system at the post’s swimming pool.
Solar Electric Project, Fort Bliss, Texas
Johnson Controls supported Texas-based Fort Bliss with the implementation of two integrated energy programs that included significant renewable energy components. Combined, the programs helped the base realize approximately $1.5 million in annual energy savings.
Facility improvements include lighting retrofits, the installation of building automation systems, new building insulation, and chiller and domestic hot water heater replacements. Renewable energy solutions include a solar thermal heating system that provides domestic hot water to multiple barracks, a 50 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system that powers the gymnasium, and a solar cooling system in the post’s dining facility.
In 1991, when the Department of Defense decided to renovate the Pentagon for the first time since its construction in WWII, they did something very smart. They contracted for one energy service company to provide the energy control system and energy efficiency improvements for the five "wedges" of the Pentagon (instead of five separate contractors). Johnson Controls is proud to be the DOD energy partner in the Pentagon. The Pentagon (6.5 million square feet) is similar to and contains all the functions of a small military installation: metro stop, mini-mall, 25,000 workers, post office, health clinic, police force, fire station, and heliport. The renovation of the Pentagon is being completed in phases, one "wedge" at a time while ensuring all building systems such as security, fire, safety, lighting, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and utilities are integrated into one system that will enable management, energy efficiency, and support to mission critical functions. Achieving these multiple goals required Johnson Controls to develop and construct a Building Operations Control Center (BOCC), which is the command center for every building system.
Through all the high-tech improvements, the Pentagon Renovation Program is focused on sustainability and environmental processes. By incorporating the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program into its projects, the Pentagon is realizing many benefits, including environmental stewardship and energy savings, Johnson Controls continues to assist in renovating each wedge by upgrading the indoor air quality, providing energy-efficient lighting, and improving the building envelope.
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Main Gate Aberdeen Proving Ground
Johnson Controls provides infrastructure support for the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland through multiple contract vehicles, including energy savings performance contracting, utility monitoring and control systems (UMCS), and new construction via the Garrison’s Major Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative.
As the proving ground continues to grow in population and active missions, Johnson Controls has supported additional facility improvements and technology upgrades across mission-critical buildings and utility support systems. Energy efficient improvements include heating, ventilating and air conditioning system enhancements, lab environment upgrades, network metering and the construction of a Building Operations Command Center. The improvements are expected to save the base more than $75 million in energy costs over 16 years.
New Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Fort Lee, Va.
To support an ongoing Base Realignment and Closure initiative that began in 2005, Johnson Controls supported Fort Lee’s anticipated growth with the installation of a central monitoring system to reduce utility costs and carbon emissions, while assisting Fort Lee in achieving energy standards recently set by the Department of Defense.
Fort Lee is an example of an installation-wide Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) that may become the foundation of an Energy Monitoring and Utility Control System (per Section 2841, 2010 Defense Authorization Act). Existing building controls were updated and a 33-building integrated base network is being constructed as part of a competitive 2007 Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) $3 million contract.
There are plans for additional existing building controls systems to be updated and integrated into the installation-wide network with 120 buildings residing on the UMCS network by 2013.
Army Installations: Europe
Johnson Controls Security Gate, Patton Barracks, Mannheim, Germany
Johnson Controls’ work with the U.S. Army Europe began in 2002 and the company currently performs Electronic Security System installations in more than 400 Mission Critical Zones, including arms rooms, vaults, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, post offices, commissaries, banks and cash rooms. Installations have occurred at Army facilities in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The company also completed one of the largest Hirsch Velocity (Dual Redundant Server) installations at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany. LRMC is one of the largest medical facilities outside the United States and provides medical treatment for more than 245,000 U.S. military personnel and their families throughout Europe. This is the first installation of its kind in Europe.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industrial leader, serves customers in over 150 countries. More than 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, produce lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and supply interior systems for automobiles.
Johnson Controls serves various markets through its three business units – Building Efficiency, Automotive Experience and Power Solutions.
Johnson Controls Building Efficiency delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings for more than one million customers worldwide. With more than 500 renewable energy projects, including solar, wind and geothermal technologies, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 13.6 million metric tons and generated savings of $7.5 billion since 2000.
The company’s Automotive Experience business unit is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. The company supplies more than one third of the world’s lead-acid batteries. The Johnson Controls-Saft joint venture is the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles.