Johnson Controls HQ Asia Pacific
Designed by global architectural firm Gensler, the Shanghai headquarters of Johnson Controls is a five-story, 54,000m2 campus with an automatic internal shading system and insulation technologies to manage indoor temperatures, a rainwater harvesting system covering 50% of the building’s green rooftop, and a solar hot water system, among other sustainable design features.
Johnson Controls is a diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The corporation’s 130,000 employees deliver quality products, services and solutions to optimize the performance of buildings, as well as advanced batteries, components and systems for automobiles. As a symbol of what is possible to achieve in China and the region, Johnson Controls has received LEED Platinum certification in addition to final EDGE certification, which has been awarded by GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with water-cooled chiller, variable frequency drives in AHUS, variable speed drives pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, high efficiency condensing boiler for space heating, air economizers during favorable outdoor conditions, energy-saving lighting system, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, occupancy sensors, daylight photoelectric sensors for internal spaces and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures and dual-flush water closets, rainwater harvesting system and a grey water treatment and recycling system.
In-situ concrete with pulverized fly ash for floor slabs and roof construction, aluminium profile cladding for external walls, nylon carpets and stone slabs for flooring, mineral wool wall insulation and polystyrene roof insulation.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.