Milwaukee-headquartered Johnson Controls Inc., a provider of energy efficient products, is expanding its business to design, install and service geothermal, solar, biomass, wind and other renewable projects.
According to the company, it has implemented a number of alternative energy projects thus far, including a geothermal system at the Utah Department of Corrections and a 1.2 MW wind turbine and tower to power the Erie (Illinois) Community Unit School District.
‘We expect demand from businesses and organizations for on-site renewable energy to escalate as fossil fuels, such as oil and natural gas, increase in price and concern grows about their economic and environmental impact,’ says Bruno Biasiotta, Johnson Controls' vice president. ‘The real opportunity for customers involves combining renewable technologies with innovative energy efficiency strategies.’
To lead the new initiative, Don Albinger, a 25-year Johnson Controls veteran, has been named vice president of renewable energy solutions.