Johnson Controls Awarded CA$86.8 Million (including taxes) Energy Performance Contract with Canadian Forces Base Kingston

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  • Enabled through an Energy Performance Contract in collaboration with the Department of National Defence, the CA$86.8 million project advances Canadian Forces Base Kingston’s energy resiliency strategy.
  • The investments support CFB Kingston’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 33% while maximizing energy savings as well as improving the comfort and well-being of soldiers and other base occupants.
  • Johnson Controls innovative digital technology leads base-wide sustainability improvements, including solar PV, lighting retrofits, water upgrades, and HVAC unit replacements, among other energy conservation measures, all of which it expects to complete by 2024.

MILWAUKEE (July 20, 2021) — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced an energy performance contract (EPC) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston valued at CA$86 million, including taxes. Enabled through a collaboration with the Department of National Defence (DND), the project will combine infrastructure investments and a community awareness campaign to advance the base’s energy resiliency strategy. Johnson Controls has assessed CFB Kingston’s energy systems and equipment and, based on its findings, will oversee infrastructure and energy efficiency improvements. The base-wide project is expected to reduce CFB Kingston’s GHG emissions by 33% while enhancing soldier welfare and occupant comfort.

“The need for making net zero leadership easier to achieve and the demand for net-zero carbon solutions are greater than ever. " — Nate Manning, president Building Solutions North America at Johnson Controls

“Johnson Controls is proud to partner with CFB Kingston to transform its operations and create long-term energy resiliency,” said Nate Manning, president Building Solutions North America at Johnson Controls. “The need for making net zero leadership easier to achieve and the demand for net-zero carbon solutions are greater than ever. We look forward to using our efficient buildings equipment and our industry-leading digital technology to oversee the base’s infrastructure investments and support its efforts to build greater sustainability awareness in the community.”

To support CFB Kingston in its energy resiliency mission, Johnson Controls will install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, distributed energy storage and its innovative digital technology to optimize performance during Ontario’s peak electricity times. The project is expected to deliver up to CA$1.2 million in utility rebates and incentives. Additional energy-efficient infrastructure improvements include:

  • Controls optimization and recommissioning to enhance digitized energy-efficient building infrastructure,
  • Converting base lighting to LED technology to improve lighting levels and energy efficiency,
  • Correcting water distribution leaks and improving digital water metering to reduce water wastage and help prevent future leaks, plus upgrading water fixtures to use water more efficiently,
  • Replacing HVAC systems and removing CFC emitting refrigerants,
  • Optimizing the central steam plant and upgrading central heating and distribution systems to reduce natural gas consumption, and
  • Upgrading building envelope and window replacements to enable deep retrofits for long-term energy-efficient buildings.

Complementing its infrastructure improvements, Johnson Controls will partner with CFB Kingston to build an innovative awareness program to promote sustainability initiatives and calls to action at the base and in the surrounding Kingston community. The program will raise awareness of CFB Kingston’s energy efficiency program and help educate base personnel about energy-saving best practices. Beyond CFB Kingston, the awareness program will work to provide educational tools and other resources about DND’s sustainability strategy to the community.

As a leader in the buildings space for more than 135 years, Johnson Controls has been a pioneer in sustainability. It is ranked in the top 12 percent of climate leadership companies globally by CDP and was recently named again to the World's Most Ethical Companies® Honoree List and one of Corporate Knights’ global 100 most Sustainable Companies

To learn more about Johnson Controls energy-saving solutions and alternative funding programs, visit Energy Performance Contracting on Johnson Controls web site.

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About Johnson Controls:
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With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


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