Johnson Controls Serves as the Largest Provider of Sustainability Solutions for the Olympics

Large-scale improvements to generate long-term economic and environmental benefits

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls has installed sustainable building solutions in 18 Olympic stadiums and supporting facilities, helping the 2008 Olympics in Beijing realize its goals to be the most green Olympics in history.


From a Metasys(R) building management system to chillers and variable speed drives, Johnson Controls’ solutions cover 123 million square feet of Olympics grounds, monitoring more than 58,000 points in stadiums and office buildings. As a result, the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be the first to generate significant energy and operational savings through innovative sustainability solutions.

“Johnson Controls is working with governments, manufacturers and businesses throughout China to improve energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Steve Roell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Controls. “China is showing the world its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental protection. We know that China’s green investments today, such as those for the Olympics, will bring new opportunity and help the country achieve its long-term energy saving and emission reduction goals.”

Incorporating sustainability solutions into the 2008 Beijing Olympics is part of an overall strategy to create a green Beijing. The solutions featured at the Olympic facilities will generate long-term savings for the city and will be used for sporting and cultural events for years to come.

China is the world’s second biggest market for the building control and HVAC services industries and is predicted to quickly become the largest in the world. Johnson Controls is developing solutions that bring energy efficient, environmentally-friendly products and systems to customers such as the Administration Building of Beijing Planning Board, Shanghai World Financial Center and Guangzhou Higher Education MegaCenter. These projects are shining examples of how Chinese businesses and governments can enhance energy efficiency while directly contributing to emission reduction goals.

Johnson Controls solutions within the Olympic venues include:

— National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest: YORK dual-duty brine centrifugal
chillers, ice thermal storage system and chiller plant automation
— National Indoor Stadium, or Turtle’s Back: YORK centrifugal chillers
connecting to Metasys building management system
— CCTV Headquarters Building, or collaboration building: YORK centrifugal
chillers, dual-duty brine centrifugal chillers and ice-thermal storage
system, connected to Metasys building management system
— Beijing Olympic Tower: YORK centrifugal chillers and a variable speed
— Beijing International Airport Terminal 3: YORK centrifugal chillers
— National Convention Center : YORK air handling units
— Laoshan Velodrome: Metasys building management system
— Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court: Metasys building management system
— Peking University Gymnasium: Metasys building management system
— Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium: Metasys building
management system
— Beijing Olympic Park Central Zone: Metasys building management system
— Beijing Olympic Forest Park: Metasys building management system
— Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium: YORK centrifugal chillers and a chiller
plant automation system
— Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium: YORK
centrifugal chillers, YORK screw chillers and a chiller plant
automation system
— Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center: YORK centrifugal chillers
— Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium: Metasys building management system
— Tianjin Olympic Games Organizing Committee Office Building: YORK fan
coils and thermostats and YORK air-cooled/air-source heat pump systems
— Shanghai Stadium: YORK centrifugal chillers

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) 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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