Fort Sam Houston to Exceed Energy Savings Goals

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Johnson Controls, Inc.

    SAN ANTONIO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a comprehensive
 24-year, $16 million plan that includes an Energy Savings Performance Contract
 (ESPC) with Johnson Controls, Inc., Fort Sam Houston expects to exceed
 federally mandated goals for 30 percent energy reductions per square foot of
 building space by 2005.
     Fort Sam Houston is a United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
 installation and the home of Army Medicine.
     Installation of energy efficiency systems will take approximately two
 years, with the remaining 22 years addressing the continued maintenance of the
 facility.  Fort Sam Houston will invest $6 million, while the remainder of the
 project costs will be paid from realized energy and operational savings,
 expected to be more than $1.2 million annually.  The project is the first
 awarded to Johnson Controls under the MEDCOM Nationwide Indefinite Delivery
 Indefinite Quantity Energy Savings Performance Contract.
     "The preliminary study conducted on the potential for saving energy makes
 us very confident that we'll reduce energy consumption.  Saving taxpayer
 dollars is important, but our greatest interest is in reducing consumption,"
 said Bill Blount, Fort Sam Houston deputy director of public works.
     The ESPC includes retrofitting lighting fixtures in barracks, classrooms
 and offices; upgrading existing boilers and chillers as well as installing two
 new boilers and chillers, and centralizing the facility management systems and
 the monitoring systems.  All operational systems will be linked together,
 which will eliminate excessive runtime of equipment and improve efficiencies
 by centralizing operational maintenance.
     Johnson Controls is providing water conservation improvements such as
 low-flow bathroom fixtures to significantly reduce water usage on the base.
 These improvements reduce the demands on the San Antonio Water Systems' sewage
 treatment facilities, which in turn lowers the costs for these services to
 Fort Sam Houston.
     "The project specifically addresses many of Fort Sam Houston's energy
 usage concerns," said John Reasoner, Johnson Controls account executive.  "It
 also helps to further their efforts to reduce water consumption, a concern for
 everyone in the San Antonio area."
     In an effort to support the Army's move toward a paperless system and use
 the Internet, Johnson Controls submitted the 700-page Fort Sam Houston
 proposal and documentation by email and supplied it on CD-ROM.  This also
 streamlined the proposal production, allowing for easy evaluation and
 distribution.
     An environmentally responsible military, medical and learning institution,
 Fort Sam Houston will save natural resources through reduced energy
 consumption. "By doing so, the military installation improves morale, welfare
 and recreation in an effort to retain medical personnel by offering a more
 ergonomic environment conducive to learning," said Reasoner.  "Training
 maintenance staff on the updated equipment and advanced controls will improve
 individual skills and increase facility staff morale while offering the base
 personnel a more pleasant working and learning environment."
     Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and
 facility management and control.  In the automotive market, it is a major
 supplier of seating and interior systems and batteries.  For nonresidential
 facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services,
 energy management and integrated facility management.
 Johnson Controls (NYSE:   JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in
 Milwaukee, Wis.  Its sales for 2000 totaled $17.2 billion.  Visit
 http://www.johsoncontrols.com
 
 

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.
    SAN ANTONIO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a comprehensive
 24-year, $16 million plan that includes an Energy Savings Performance Contract
 (ESPC) with Johnson Controls, Inc., Fort Sam Houston expects to exceed
 federally mandated goals for 30 percent energy reductions per square foot of
 building space by 2005.
     Fort Sam Houston is a United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
 installation and the home of Army Medicine.
     Installation of energy efficiency systems will take approximately two
 years, with the remaining 22 years addressing the continued maintenance of the
 facility.  Fort Sam Houston will invest $6 million, while the remainder of the
 project costs will be paid from realized energy and operational savings,
 expected to be more than $1.2 million annually.  The project is the first
 awarded to Johnson Controls under the MEDCOM Nationwide Indefinite Delivery
 Indefinite Quantity Energy Savings Performance Contract.
     "The preliminary study conducted on the potential for saving energy makes
 us very confident that we'll reduce energy consumption.  Saving taxpayer
 dollars is important, but our greatest interest is in reducing consumption,"
 said Bill Blount, Fort Sam Houston deputy director of public works.
     The ESPC includes retrofitting lighting fixtures in barracks, classrooms
 and offices; upgrading existing boilers and chillers as well as installing two
 new boilers and chillers, and centralizing the facility management systems and
 the monitoring systems.  All operational systems will be linked together,
 which will eliminate excessive runtime of equipment and improve efficiencies
 by centralizing operational maintenance.
     Johnson Controls is providing water conservation improvements such as
 low-flow bathroom fixtures to significantly reduce water usage on the base.
 These improvements reduce the demands on the San Antonio Water Systems' sewage
 treatment facilities, which in turn lowers the costs for these services to
 Fort Sam Houston.
     "The project specifically addresses many of Fort Sam Houston's energy
 usage concerns," said John Reasoner, Johnson Controls account executive.  "It
 also helps to further their efforts to reduce water consumption, a concern for
 everyone in the San Antonio area."
     In an effort to support the Army's move toward a paperless system and use
 the Internet, Johnson Controls submitted the 700-page Fort Sam Houston
 proposal and documentation by email and supplied it on CD-ROM.  This also
 streamlined the proposal production, allowing for easy evaluation and
 distribution.
     An environmentally responsible military, medical and learning institution,
 Fort Sam Houston will save natural resources through reduced energy
 consumption. "By doing so, the military installation improves morale, welfare
 and recreation in an effort to retain medical personnel by offering a more
 ergonomic environment conducive to learning," said Reasoner.  "Training
 maintenance staff on the updated equipment and advanced controls will improve
 individual skills and increase facility staff morale while offering the base
 personnel a more pleasant working and learning environment."
     Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and
 facility management and control.  In the automotive market, it is a major
 supplier of seating and interior systems and batteries.  For nonresidential
 facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services,
 energy management and integrated facility management.
 Johnson Controls (NYSE:   JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in
 Milwaukee, Wis.  Its sales for 2000 totaled $17.2 billion.  Visit
 http://www.johsoncontrols.com
 
 SOURCE  Johnson Controls, Inc.

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