Johnson Controls’ Headquarters Asia Pacific Achieves LEED Platinum and EDGE Certifications
SHANGHAI, China – (June 23, 2017) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced that Johnson Controls’ new headquarters Asia Pacific has achieved both LEED Platinum and EDGE green building certifications. Johnson Controls is among a select group of projects to receive both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) certifications for a single project and is helping to drive market transformation through the adoption of green business practices.
The new headquarters is integrated with Johnson Controls building technologies, including the entire premium portfolio of security solutions, sophisticated building controls, HVAC solutions, and its vision for the future of smart, sustainable buildings. Built with all the green features incorporated and a predicted energy savings of 45 percent, water savings of 42 percent and embodied energy savings of 21 percent, the project is a symbol of Johnson Controls’ investment in the region, a living laboratory for its products and solutions. The building also adheres to national green building standards.
“Achieving both LEED and EDGE certifications demonstrates Johnson Controls leadership in sustainable development and a strong commitment to the health, comfort and well being of the employees at its headquarters Asia Pacific,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI. “We are confident the Johnson Controls headquarters will be a great inspiration and learning resource for the people who will visit this building and the community at large.”
The LEED green building rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. EDGE, an innovation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient. GBCI, the premier organization for independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally, administers LEED and EDGE certifications globally. Through its rigorous certification and professional credentialing, GBCI works to facilitate sustainable communities and cities and certifies more than 2.3 million square feet of project space every day.
“Increasing urban efficiency must be a priority for leaders at all levels and across all sectors, as we collectively strive to promote the quality of life for city residents and address the great challenges of global climate change, energy security and economic development,” said Alex Molinaroli, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls, who attended the grand opening of the headquarters on June 22 when the company received the LEED Platinum and EDGE certifications. “Johnson Controls’ commitment to a safe, comfortable and sustainable world is exemplified by our new headquarters Asia Pacific, an embodiment of our visionary and intelligent solutions that will enable us to advance sustainable development.”