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Johnson Controls

Energy Performance


25% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020 from a 2009 Baseline


69 Facilities (includes 60 manufacturing plants)


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 13%
Annual (2013) 0%


Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) from a baseline year. Johnson Controls' portfolio consists of 69 facilities, 60 of which are manufacturing plants, encompassing approximately 16 million square feet of floor space, as of 2013. Their Challenge goal is over and above a 25% EUI reduction achieved between 2002 and 2008. Johnson Controls conducts energy assessments that have uncovered hundreds of energy efficiency opportunities and millions of dollars in savings. Vertical integration increased energy use in 2013 without increasing revenue, negatively impacting enterprise-level energy intensity performance. Also, a number of new and expanded facilities were not yet operating at full capacity and efficiency in 2013.

Energy Performance by Facility

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. More than one-half of Johnson Controls' manufacturing facilities have improved their energy intensity by over 15% since 2009, and 21 manufacturing facilities have already surpassed the 25% threshold for improvement in energy intensity. Another 15 facilities have improved at a rate of less than 2.5%/year on average, and these facilities may be the focus of future energy management initiatives.

Method for Calculating Energy Performance

Johnson Controls manufactures a variety of products, from energy-intensive lead-acid battery manufacturing to less energy intensive automotive interior products and building management systems. Johnson Controls calculates energy intensity at the plant level by dividing primary energy consumption in MMBtus by units of production. When it calculates energy intensity at the corporate level, however, Johnson Controls sums total energy use across its facilities and divides by total revenue. To ensure that comparisons of energy consumption and intensity over time are internally consistent, Johnson Controls adjusts its baseline to account for mergers, acquisition or divestiture, addition of a new business or product, and insourcing/outsourcing.


2009 65 12,676,651
2010 67 13,972,416
2011 68 14,429,728
2012 71 14,854,926
2013 69 15,598,504