MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls Inc. on Thursday announced that
interest in energy efficiency rose 116 percent globally since 2010,
according to a company statement.
Those that set specific goals made the greatest strides in reducing
energy use, according to the survey.
Over the past few years, momentum is also growing for green-building
certification and green-tenant space leasing. However, 22 percent of
surveyed companies said a lack of funding is their greatest barrier
survey shows that 73 percent of respondents set energy efficiency
goals within the last year, up from 58 percent two years ago. Among
the companies setting goals, 72 percent plan to increase energy
"The research shows
that accountability drives action when it comes to energy efficiency
and we think more companies want to find ways to be efficient.
However the barriers that our research points to year after year
must be resolved first," said Dave Myers, president of Johnson
Controls building efficiency.
Johnson Controls is
a manufacturer of services and solutions to optimize energy and
operational efficiencies of batteries for hybrid and electric
vehicles, lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for
hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as interior systems for
This was the
Milwaukee-based company’s seventh annual survey of more than 3,000
building owners and operators.