In late February, Johnson Controls and Arkansas State University signed a $15 million energy performance contract to advance the school’s sustainability initiatives. Improvements will come from better water conservation, waste management, HVAC, energy management and beyond.

Some specific enhancements include:

  • Water conservation: Johnson Controls will either replace or retrofit plumbing fixtures, toilets, urinals, aerators on lavatory faucets and kitchen sinks, and showerheads with water-efficient fixtures and systems.
  • HVAC: Johnson Controls will replace an old chiller and install a new, energy-efficient chiller at the school’s IT Services building. Also, the company will replace three air-handling units with new units at the Education and Communications building; and replace two air-handling units with new ones at the Lab Sciences East building.