Johnson Controls announced the completion and launch of its Asia-Pacific headquarters. The headquarters sets a new standard for green and smart buildings, being the first in China to receive several top global energy efficiency awards including: IFC-World Bank Group's EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Certification, US Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification, and the China Green Building Design Label Three Star Certification.
Situated between the Hongqiao Transportation Hub and Suzhou River in Shanghai's Chang'ning district, the 44,300-square meter building is located in the Linkong Economic Zone.
The headquarters showcases a full range of smart building solutions. Its sustainable design – which includes a Central Plant, renewable energy and intelligent lighting, the Metasys Building Automation System, and other advanced technologies – is expected to generate 44 percent savings in overall energy consumption compared to the local market standard. Additionally, the building is expected to reduce water usage by 42 percent via its grey water recycling and storm water recapture facilities, and to reduce embodied energy in materials by 21 percent through the use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood-based building materials and the sourcing of locally supplied products. The headquarters is also equipped with hybrid and electric vehicle charging stations which enable employees to commute with a smaller carbon footprint.