Johnson Controls, the world's largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company, is breaking ground on a new campus in Wisconsin that it says will be one of the most sustainable buildings in the country.
The company says the 105,000-square-foot building, which will be located across from its Glendale campus in Milwaukee, will be powered by a solar thermal system on the roof that produces hot water for the campus (except the cafeteria), as well as a solar photovoltaic array covering 31,115 square feet and a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array totaling 1,452 panels that generates 250 kW to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 827,000 pounds per year, per a press release.
There are also 272 geothermal wells that use subsurface temperatures to warm and cool the water supply, as well as skylights and increased window space that reduce use of energy for lighting.
The building, which is expected to be completed in late 2024, will also receive a Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council.
"As part of this journey we are committed to investing in working environments with the tools and resources that accelerate innovation, foster collaboration, and improve efficiency," George Oliver, chair and CEO of Johnson Controls, says in the press release. Read the Entire Article
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