Monticello High School Earns EPA Energy Star(R) Label With Help From Johnson Controls Inc.

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Johnson Controls, Inc.

    MONTICELLO, Ill., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Monticello High School has
 earned the prestigious Energy Star Label from the U.S. Environmental
 Protection Agency (EPA).  Monticello is both the first school in the state to
 achieve the prestigious award and the first high school customer of Johnson
 Controls to attain the honor.
     The Energy Star program is a voluntary initiative that encourages
 facilities to implement energy efficiency measures.  The Monticello school
 district has been faced with growing pains.  The high school had aging
 equipment and poor lighting systems.  In addition to increased energy
 consumption, it was experiencing reduced indoor air quality and comfort
 levels. Concerned with energy efficiency and conservation, but unable to
 directly finance the necessary school improvements, school officials entered
 into a performance contract guarantee with Johnson Controls.
     The contract, which guarantees $3.86 million in energy and operational
 savings over the next ten years, will decrease energy expenditures allowing
 the school district to pay for the facility improvements with the savings it
 will gain.  The savings will also help fund several new educational programs
 that would not have otherwise been feasible.
     Johnson Controls installed its Metasys(R) building automation system which
 will significantly improve indoor air quality and equipment efficiency.  The
 project also included upgraded lighting, insulation, plumbing, boilers,
 windows and the installation of a new roof.
     "I don't like to think of the costs the school would have incurred if we
 had not entered into the contract with Johnson Controls.  It would have ruined
 the budget completely, with energy costs on the rise," said Mike Reeves,
 Monticello Superintendent of schools.
     Monticello High School partnered with Johnson Controls in an effort to
 decrease energy expenditures, implement conservation measures and provide an
 improved educational environment.  By having a strategic approach in place,
 Monticello improved energy performance and reduced costs by as much as
 30 percent.  "Prior to working with Johnson Controls, we were receiving very
 high energy bills and our school's indoor environment wasn't conducive to
 learning," said Reeves. "After partnering with Johnson Controls, our
 operational efficiencies increased and helped to lower energy costs
 dramatically.  I could immediately see the results in comfort and lighting."
     The Energy Star label highlights Johnson Controls capabilities in applying
 the latest in building environment technology.  Energy Star has again named
 Johnson Controls "Partner of the Year" for its outstanding commitment to
 preventing pollution through the integration of energy efficient systems in
 more than 100 facilities throughout the United States.
     When applied across an entire portfolio of buildings, Energy Star
 initiatives can provide a solid foundation for impactful property management
 decisions.  The initiatives allow for comparison of energy consumption and
 costs to buildings of similar stature.  Having the Energy Star label helps
 identify top performers who demonstrate best practices.  Johnson Controls
 encourages broad-based Energy Star participation for businesses and
 organizations, and educates its own sales professionals and engineers about
 the program through an electronically distributed newsletter, dedicated Web
 sites and special training programs.
     Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:   JCI) 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 Inc. provides building control
 systems and services, energy management and integrated facility management.
 Johnson Controls Inc., founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis.
 Its sales for 2000 totaled $17.2 billion.  Visit them at
 http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
 
 

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.
    MONTICELLO, Ill., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Monticello High School has
 earned the prestigious Energy Star Label from the U.S. Environmental
 Protection Agency (EPA).  Monticello is both the first school in the state to
 achieve the prestigious award and the first high school customer of Johnson
 Controls to attain the honor.
     The Energy Star program is a voluntary initiative that encourages
 facilities to implement energy efficiency measures.  The Monticello school
 district has been faced with growing pains.  The high school had aging
 equipment and poor lighting systems.  In addition to increased energy
 consumption, it was experiencing reduced indoor air quality and comfort
 levels. Concerned with energy efficiency and conservation, but unable to
 directly finance the necessary school improvements, school officials entered
 into a performance contract guarantee with Johnson Controls.
     The contract, which guarantees $3.86 million in energy and operational
 savings over the next ten years, will decrease energy expenditures allowing
 the school district to pay for the facility improvements with the savings it
 will gain.  The savings will also help fund several new educational programs
 that would not have otherwise been feasible.
     Johnson Controls installed its Metasys(R) building automation system which
 will significantly improve indoor air quality and equipment efficiency.  The
 project also included upgraded lighting, insulation, plumbing, boilers,
 windows and the installation of a new roof.
     "I don't like to think of the costs the school would have incurred if we
 had not entered into the contract with Johnson Controls.  It would have ruined
 the budget completely, with energy costs on the rise," said Mike Reeves,
 Monticello Superintendent of schools.
     Monticello High School partnered with Johnson Controls in an effort to
 decrease energy expenditures, implement conservation measures and provide an
 improved educational environment.  By having a strategic approach in place,
 Monticello improved energy performance and reduced costs by as much as
 30 percent.  "Prior to working with Johnson Controls, we were receiving very
 high energy bills and our school's indoor environment wasn't conducive to
 learning," said Reeves. "After partnering with Johnson Controls, our
 operational efficiencies increased and helped to lower energy costs
 dramatically.  I could immediately see the results in comfort and lighting."
     The Energy Star label highlights Johnson Controls capabilities in applying
 the latest in building environment technology.  Energy Star has again named
 Johnson Controls "Partner of the Year" for its outstanding commitment to
 preventing pollution through the integration of energy efficient systems in
 more than 100 facilities throughout the United States.
     When applied across an entire portfolio of buildings, Energy Star
 initiatives can provide a solid foundation for impactful property management
 decisions.  The initiatives allow for comparison of energy consumption and
 costs to buildings of similar stature.  Having the Energy Star label helps
 identify top performers who demonstrate best practices.  Johnson Controls
 encourages broad-based Energy Star participation for businesses and
 organizations, and educates its own sales professionals and engineers about
 the program through an electronically distributed newsletter, dedicated Web
 sites and special training programs.
     Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:   JCI) 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 Inc. provides building control
 systems and services, energy management and integrated facility management.
 Johnson Controls Inc., founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis.
 Its sales for 2000 totaled $17.2 billion.  Visit them at
 http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
 
 SOURCE  Johnson Controls, Inc.

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