MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls announced it has a proprietary renewable energy solution that will be used on projects in Wisconsin, California, and Washington. The building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing system will be installed by Solar Integrated Technologies Inc.

One of the three projects is the Johnson Controls global headquarters building in Glendale, Wis. The BIPV roofing project at this facility is expected to produce 116,000 kWh annually. This is enough energy to supply 140 average sized homes and eliminate the emissions from 300 cars over the lifetime of the system. The headquarters received the highest ranking from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The projects in each of the three states include a 20-year roof and photovoltaic warranty and are expected to be completed by the end of 2008.

The Solar Integrated Technologies solar roofing system integrates a durable, low maintenance, waterproof membrane with lightweight, thin-film photovoltaic cells and provides three points toward the LEED Platinum Certified green building rating. The BIPV roofing system uses renewable energy to generate electricity for buildings while helping lower overall energy costs and offsetting coal producing power.

“Johnson Controls is known for helping customers develop smart, sustainable environments. This offering is a part of our ongoing strategy to deepen and broaden the company’s leadership in renewable energy solutions,” said Don Albinger, vice president of renewable solutions at Johnson Controls. “From school districts to municipalities to corporations, renewable energy is relevant to all industries.”

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Publication date:09/29/2008