01 Nov '11, 12am

Gigaton Awards Profiles: Johnson Controls

Gigaton Awards Profiles: Johnson Controls

As part of our coverage of the Carbon War Room's second annual Gigaton Awards , GreenBiz is profiling the nominees. We launch the series today with a look at Johnson Controls, Inc. The company was founded in 1885 by college professor, inventor and entrepreneur Warren S. Johnson, who invented the electric room thermostat and installed them in classrooms. The project, which aimed to make an indoor environment safe and comfortable so that occupants could focus on the business at hand, has informed the company's work ever since. In the more than 125 years since that first installation, Johnson Controls Inc. has grown into a company that provides specific devices and equipment as well as networked solutions for energy, security and safety systems management in buildings. And sustainability, especially in terms of improving energy efficiency, has become central to Johnson Contro...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/10/31/gigaton-awards-pr...

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