EPA Honors Johnson Controls for Outstanding Climate Protection

EPA Honors Johnson Controls for Outstanding Climate Protection

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA (May 4, 2005) — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today honored Johnson Controls for outstanding efforts to protect the earth’s climate and stratospheric ozone layers. The award will be presented May 4 at a ceremony held at the Hotel Washington in Washington, D.C.

The EPA recognized Johnson Controls for its advanced battery technology and environmentally friendly automotive interiors that will make cars more fuel efficient, and for making buildings greener through technologies and services that consume less energy. The EPA also noted the company's work at its own facilities, where energy-saving initiatives have reduced energy consumption by 30 percent from 1997 levels, preventing the release of more than 20 million pounds of greenhouse gases and hundreds of thousands of pounds of other air pollutants.

"Our commitment to protecting the environment is an important part of how we do business," said Johnson Controls Vice President Jerome Okarma. "We are honored to receive this award from the EPA as we continue to partner with our customers and our communities to achieve innovative world-class results in protecting our climate."

The EPA selected 25 award recipients — individuals, teams and organizations — from around the world to receive the 2005 EPA Climate Protection Award. Recipients were selected for demonstrating ingenuity, leadership and public purpose by achieving reductions of ozone depleting and heat-trapping gas emissions.

"This year's Climate Protection Award winners show what leadership and ingenuity can do in helping to protect our global environment," said Kathleen Hogan, director, EPA Climate Protection Partnerships Division.

Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems and batteries. For non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy and security management. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information about Johnson Controls and its environmental efforts, visit the company's Web site at www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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