Johnson Controls is committed to a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2012, according its latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) online sustainability report. The online matrix provides a detailed review of the company’s financial, environmental and social performance over the past year.
The report also include details of the company’s partnerships with organizations like the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Student Conservation Association and the United Nations Global Compact. The company is also a member of the Climate Leaders, a U.S. voluntary industry-government partnership that encourages companies to develop long-term climate change strategies.
Some of the company’s sustainability initiatives include the replacement of metal-halide bulbs with newer fluorescent bulbs. The retrofit program saved 33 gigawatt hours of electricity in 2008, enough energy to power 30,000 homes for one year, according to the company.
In addition, Building Efficiency replaced 15 service vehicles with Ford Escape hybrids in its North American fleet, which the company estimates will result in a 42 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The company will add more hybrid vehicles to its fleets in 2009.
Johnson Controls also recently completed a solar project on the northeast corner of its headquarters campus in Glendale, Wis. The company also made the Uptime Institute’s Global Green 100 list for energy efficiency in data centers.