Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart and sustainable buildings, has secured a $91 million contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to improve energy efficiency in the nation’s landmark buildings. The contract is part of the National Deep Energy Retrofit (NDER) program.
Firstly, Johnson Controls will provide for physical components and upgrades for the buildings; as well as its OpenBlue software solutions that support systemic management of building operations, providing memory, intelligence and unique identity to spaces.
Secondly, the buildings to receive the solutions by Johnson Controls are: the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; the New Executive Office Building; the Eisenhower Executive Office Building; also, the Jackson Place; the Winder Building and the Civil Service Building.
Thirdly, the upgrades will be deployed over the next three years; and the initial execution of the projects is anticipated to begin in May, 2021. Furthermore, some of the upgrades include reduced energy and water consumption; improved efficiency of lighting, water and HVAC systems; and also, automation devices.
On the other hand, the NDER program is part of GSA’s drive to secure 34% energy savings over its portfolio of buildings included in the program. The cornerstone of success in NDER projects is the holistic and interactive consideration of energy conservation measures.
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In fact, for the Ronald Reagan Building; as well as the New Executive Office building energy conservation measures are projected to reduce combined energy consumption by 42%; and water consumption by 50%.
In addition, George Oliver, chairman and CEO at Johnson Controls, said. “Sustainability, energy efficiency; and also working toward the goal of net zero are top of mind for government leaders across the United States. This is reflected in the Biden-Harris Administration’s recent infrastructure bill; as well as our nation’s re-joining of the Paris Agreement.”
He also added: “Partnering with the GSA to make these historic buildings more environmentally friendly and energy efficient is an honor; we look forward to upgrading more buildings around the U.S.”
Finally, Nate Manning, President of Building Solutions North America at Johnson Controls, concluded. “These buildings are critical locations for the federal government; and include parts of the White House Complex and a National Historic Landmark used by the Executive Office of the President; including the Office of the Vice President; also, the Office of Management and Budget, and the National Security Council.”