Johnson Controls second global headquarters receives green building recognition

Johnson Controls’ new headquarters building being built in Shanghai has received the first-ever EDGE design-phase certification for an office building in China. EDGE, which stands for “Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency,” is a green building certification system from IFC-World Bank Group that focuses on resource-efficient building design in more than 100 emerging economies, funded in large by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Among the factors that distinguished the Johnson Controls facility are its projected 44 percent energy savings, 42 percent water savings, and 21 percent embodied energy in materials savings. The minimum requirement for EDGE certification is to achieve no less than 20 percent total savings in energy, water and embodied energy in materials in each category compared to the local market standard.
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Chilled Beams

Chilled beams have been used in Europe and Australia for approximately two decades and are just now becoming better known in the United States marketplace. While chilled beams offer numerous benefits, their energy efficiency makes them especially attractive for building owners and facility managers. They also are appealing to architects and engineers who are seeking  LEED® points from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
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