Johnson Controls: CSR & Sustainability News

Johnson Controls: CSR and Sustainability News

Johnson Controls, Inc. is a company, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. It was founded in 1885 by professor Warren S. Johnson, inventor of the first electric room thermostat. It is a Fortune 500 diversified, multi-industrial company with 162,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations across six continents.

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The Tale of Two Cities’ Solar Solutions

The solar installations in both Baltimore and Tulare demonstrate that local governments and organizations can generate their own clean power from the sun…
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A Year of Green Progress for the Empire State Building

Despite its historic status, the Empire State Building faces the same challenge that many older commercial buildings face, and that is attracting and…
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Don’t Know Where to Start? Check Out the Sustainable Energy Guide

Last week we released Sustainable Industries’ new microsite, the 2012 Sustainable Energy Guide. The guide contains an overview of everything an Operations or…
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Empire State Buildng Gets LEED Gold Certification

New York City’s iconic Empire State Building has been getting a lot of press lately for its energy efficiency improvements. Its latest achievement…
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Johnson Controls Strides from Green Buildings to Clean Vehicles

Johnson Controls recently made headlines with an energy efficiency upgrade of the iconic Empire State Building, and it has just announced an equally…
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Corporate Responsibility Magazine Releases their Top 100 Corporate Citizen List

Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced their list of the top 100 corporate citizens yesterday, Wednesday, March 2, in a ceremony at the NYSE. The…
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Coming Soon to a City Near You? The 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford has identified the markets it will target with its debut fleet of Focus Electrics, which is slated for release in just over…
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Johnson Controls HQ Earns LEED Platinum

Though their greening of the Empire State Building may garner more headlines, Johnson Control’s renovated headquarters building deserves its share of kudos too.…
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Johnson Controls’ Global Reporting Initiative Report Should Be a Model

Want to get wowed?  Check out Johnson Controls’ Global Reporting Initiative report – and its more than 500 supporting documents.  Talk about information…
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Empire State Building Reaches New Heights in Energy Efficiency

On February 25, 2010 the Sustainable Building Industry Council’s (SBIC) 2009 Beyond Green High Performance Building Award was given to the Empire State…
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Who Are The Top Ten “Sustainable” CEOs?

A Harvard Business Review article just listed 50 ‘best performing’ CEOs. Not surprisingly the authors based their evaluation on shareholder value creation. This…

Johnson Controls Will “Green” The Empire State Building

SF Mayor Gavin Newsom made the point a few weeks ago that upgrading older buildings to green standards was more important than building…

Johnson Controls Turns On Sun Power; Stimulus Dollars Could Brighten its Future

Johnson Controls is a major (but little talked-about) manufacturer of, among other things, heating and cooling systems for buildings. Now, however, the company…

Johnson Controls Aims for LEED Platinum

As I’ve remarked on numerous times in the past (links here), Johnson Controls remains one of the great unsung leaders in efficiency –…

Johnson Controls New Facility Finally Walks the Walk

I’ve suggested before that of all the major companies out there, Johnson Controls is among the best positioned to become a real leader…