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Johnson Controls named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company for eighth consecutive year

Johnson Controls, announced today that it has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent centre of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company. This is the eighth time that Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy […]

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Johnson Controls named to 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index

Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, has announced that Corporate Knights has again put the company on its 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index. The Global 100 is an annual project and inclusion on the list is limited to a select group […]

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Old Mutual cuts energy bill, shrinks carbon footprint at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in KZN

At Gateway Theatre of Shopping in KwaZulu-Natal, energy tariffs skyrocket when power consumption exceeds the notified maximum demand (NMD). Since August 2011, however, power consumption has been closely monitored and managed, a move that will save property owners Old Mutual Property (OMP) a considerable amount in energy costs per annum.   Gateway is one of […]

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New MSEA software feature from Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls Systems & Service Metasys Building Management System (BMS) user experience has taken another leap forward with a new, industry-leading graphical display capability. The new Graphics+ feature provides an intuitive way to interact with your facility by dynamically highlighting the information that requires immediate attention, and providing multiple layers of meaningful facility data in […]

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Opinion Piece: Conserving water – the next step in efficiency

Energy efficiency has become a focus area for businesses as the cost of electricity has continued to escalate in recent years. However, when embarking upon carbon footprint reduction initiatives and when looking to reduce resource usage to decrease costs, many organisations fail to take one all-important area into account: water. Inefficient use of water, wastage […]

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Opinion Piece: Holistic energy management – the ultimate goal of energy efficiency initiatives

Energy efficiency is fast becoming an important item on the South African corporate agenda, for a number of reasons. While some organisations have taken this to heart with the implementation of Green Star energy rated buildings, and many organisations are beginning to take steps to reduce energy consumption, others have not even begun. There are […]

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Making the most of your office space? Quest has – it will save R32m over the next five years

Office space costs – a lot. Real estate prices and rentals are at a premium. Facilities Management (FM), the business support services needed to operate and maintain a business, is the second or third most expensive item in terms of running a business. But cost is not the only reason organisations keep updating their office […]

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Johnson Controls introduces upgraded, more efficient and eco-friendly chillers

Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering energy efficiency for buildings, has introduced a new series of entry-level York air-cooled liquid chillers that are more energy efficient, easier to install, require less space and are friendlier to the environment. The new units can be integrated with building management systems for easier control and use eco-friendly […]

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Business Efficiency needs smarter cities and smarter buildings

We are globally experiencing some common challenges such as a shortage of energy, water and other resources, which are crucial to sustain our cities and homes. In order to conserve these scarce resources and minimise the impact on the environment, a more ‘controlled’ approach is required where there is significantly less wastage. By controlling excessive […]

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Intelligent buildings for today and tomorrow’s energy challenges

In today’s energy-sensitive world, it comes as no surprise that good common sense can do a great deal in making a difference. Buildings and the various cogs and chains that run it are no different. According to Neil Cameron, General Manager at Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Systems & Service: Africa, energy efficiency does not enjoy […]

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