Global energy management interest reaches all-time high
Johnson Controls survey finds energy savings and incentives drive investment decisions
Eighty-five percent of building owners and operators globally depend on energy management to drive operational efficiency, according to a survey released today by Johnson Controls, global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings. This represents a 34-point increase in the last two years. Energy cost savings and financial incentives are leading this shift, but more than half say they are also looking to improve their public image and increase the value of their buildings. The 2012 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator, a global survey of 3,500 building owners and operators, was released at the 23rd Annual North American Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington D.C.
"Building owners are investing in energy efficiency because they recognize the financial payback," said Dave Myers, president of Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency. "This year's survey demonstrates there's a change underway. The mantra for commercial real estate owners used to be location, location, location – now it's becoming location, efficiency, location."