MILWAUKEE (July 18, 2020) – Today, Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, and the Village of Lindenhurst, New York announced their partnership through a major Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). With goals that include sourcing project funding, addressing deferred maintenance and setting the standard for efficiency, the Village will undergo a community-wide initiative for sustainability. The $5.8 million ESPC is guaranteed by Johnson Controls to generate $8.3 million in energy cost savings over 20 years, helping the Village achieve long-term budget neutrality. The project will consist of Village-wide cutting-edge infrastructure improvements such as solar energy systems, LED municipal street lighting and other renewable energy technologies.
The ESPC encompasses 11 buildings across the Village, two parks and a marina. LED lighting will be installed within municipality facilities and in outdoor community spaces, generating $31,000 in lighting rebates. To further maximize the Village’s energy efficiency efforts, Johnson Controls will replace the Rainbow Community Center’s aged boiler with a new high efficiency boiler, as well as install electric car charging stations at Village Hall. For energy renewability, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will be constructed on facility rooftops, as well as the rooftop of a new carport in the Village’s commuter rail parking lot.’Sustainability is a pillar of our work, and we are honored to power the Village’s mission for a greener future.’ – Chris Fitzsimmons, Johnson Controls account executive
‘Sustainability is a pillar of our work, and we are honored to power the Village’s mission for a greener future,’ said Chris Fitzsimmons, Johnson Controls account executive. ‘Our experts have the deep industry experience to provide constituents with a comprehensive approach, delivering infrastructure improvements to maximize their commitment to both energy efficiency and their citizens. Through consistent collaboration with the Village of Lindenhurst through an ESPC, the project will be paid over time through its guaranteed savings, empowering the Village to focus resources on community wellness and services while costing taxpayers nothing.’
Johnson Controls experts will also help the Village of Lindenhurst develop innovative waste oil heating practices, converting used truck oil into efficient energy for the community. These product and process upgrades will allow the Village to prioritize sustainability while also addressing changing community needs.
‘This partnership with Johnson Controls will help the Village remain forward-thinking, allowing us to explore new opportunities for efficiency,’ said Village of Lindenhurst Trustee Pat Pichichero. ‘We are proud to be a leader in sustainability in the Long Island region and are dedicated to providing a community that will continue to serve citizens for generations to come. From energy updates to our Rainbow Community Center to new LED lighting in the marina, these improvements will help the Village remain a thriving community for residents and visitors alike.’
Using video communication platforms, this project was procured, developed and closed remotely in order to adhere to safety and health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognized by federal, state and local governments as an essential business, Johnson Controls is committed to safely supporting its customers during uncertain times.
Johnson Controls has a long history of working with local governments throughout North America to create environments that inspire and engage both residents and leaders. Through Performance Infrastructure™ projects, we have helped 579 local governments modernize equipment and building systems, improve infrastructure and energy spend and address on-going maintenance needs.
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