Johnson Controls Inc. said Monday it has signed an energy-savings performance contract with the U.S. Navy to improve the energy efficiency of the naval base in Guam.
The project includes a large solar power generation system as well as energy-efficient air conditioning systems. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the deal is projected to reduce the base’s energy costs by $1.7 million a year.
The project is part of meeting the Navy’s achieve a goal of obtaining 25% of its power from renewable sources by 2025, Wagner said.
Contracts with government agencies are expected to be a key source of sales for Johnson Controls thanks to energy-efficiency dollars allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
In the Guam project, more than 9,000 lighting fixtures and 87 air handlers will be retrofitted, and a Johnson Controls building management system will be installed to serve the base’s 49 buildings. The project is being managed by the Milwaukee-based building efficiency division of Johnson Controls. The company will be paid under a long-term contract financed through savings the Navy base will see on its energy costs.
By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel