MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls has signed its fifth contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) in support of the department’s 2050 net-zero goals which include energy savings and significant CO2 reductions.
The efficiency initiative at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base (CDSB) Valcartier is designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 58 per cent during the length of the 14-year contract and energy costs by $1.5 million annually, states a release. It brings the DND’s total projected energy cost savings generated in collaboration with Johnson Controls to $8.2 million annually, as well as a combined 37,000-ton reduction in GHG emissions per year.
Johnson Controls will deploy renewable energy and energy efficient solutions in 81 buildings on the base including updating lighting, heating and cooling systems, boilers and chillers and deploying new advancements in geothermal systems.
The project is structured under a 14-year energy performance contract, wherein all base updates are funded by guaranteed energy savings, which will allow the DND to minimize risk as well as impact on taxpayers. In addition to its effect on efficiency, the initiative will modernize 2 CDSB Valcartier’s facilities for Defence Team Personnel while creating 180 jobs, the release indicates. The project is anticipated to achieve its full energy cost reduction potential upon completion by April 2026.