Johnson Controls Shares Strategies For Reducing Critical Facility Operating Costs

Sept. 26, 2003
Energy use tracking and capacity planning are keys to increased efficiency, reliability

MILWAUKEE – (September 17, 2003) – Enterprise data center managers and executives attending this year’s AFCOM Fall Conference and IS Expo in Dallas learned from Johnson Controls how energy use tracking and capacity planning can improve the profitability and reliability of their mission-critical facilities.

As part of the AFCOM Conference’s educational sessions, John Sawyer, director of mission critical facility services for the Controls Group of Johnson Controls, Inc., presented the data center facility seminar, “Reduce Operating Costs Through Power and Cooling Capacity Planning.” In his presentation, Sawyer discussed two primary strategies for reducing data center operating costs and improving performance: energy use tracking and asset optimization.

“Without elevating risk or reducing availability, data center managers can realize significant cost savings related to support systems performance and capacity planning,” said Sawyer. “The key to realizing these savings is to implement technologies and performance indicators that allow you to track energy usage and optimize assets.”

Sawyer delivered his presentation twice during the AFCOM Fall Conference: Monday, September 15, at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 16, at 9:15 a.m.

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.  Its sales for 2002 totaled $20.1 billion.  For more information on Johnson Controls, Inc., visit the company’s web site at

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