Johnson Controls Receives U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award

Company honored for exceeding government-established guidelines

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls, (NYSE:JCI) , the global, multi-industrial leader in creating smart environments, received the United States Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award.


The company, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) was honored with the award at the association’s annual Campus Energy Conference held yesterday in Boston. Accepting the award on behalf of Johnson Controls was Anwar Hassan, vice president of Industrial Products and Joseph Brillhart, service branch manager based in Manhattan, NY.

The Export Achievement Award recognizes Johnson Controls’ successes in use of the Commerce Department’s exporting services to win district cooling contracts in the Middle East, particularly the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

“District energy is an amazingly efficient, environmentally responsible method of heating and cooling buildings, no matter where they are located,” said Allen Martin, vice president and general manager, North American Systems, Latin America, & Middle East, for Johnson Controls. “We’re honored to receive this award as it further validates the importance of meeting customers’ energy efficiency needs, and for contributing to the growing strength and vitality of the United States economy.”

Johnson Controls recently signed a contract to supply Qatar Cool, the district cooling authority for the Pearl Island of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf, with 52 water-cooled chiller units. Tabreed, one of the largest district cooling companies in the world, awarded the company a contract for 27, 2,500-ton York-brand centrifugal water-cooled chillers. The chillers will be used in four plants located in Abu Dhabi and in Ajman, UAE. Another major Johnson Controls customer, Burj Dubai, the largest district cooling plant in the Burj Dubai development, which includes the world’s tallest building, will receive 24 chiller units.

About the International District Energy Association

The International District Energy Association represents nearly 700 members who are district heating and cooling executives, managers, engineers, consultants and equipment suppliers from 12 countries. Association members operate district energy systems owned by utilities, municipalities, hospitals, military bases and airports in 38 of the 50 United States — and more are in the works in the U.S. and around the world.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) (NYSE:-) (NYSE:News) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit

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