Johnson Controls to deliver distributed energy storage to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

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Johnson Controls announced it has been selected by Chicago’s Merchandise Mart to install distributed energy storage technology.

For this project, Merchandise Mart partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Program (EDF).

Johnson Controls has been a longtime partner with the Merchandise Mart Integrated Demand Resources Group.

Johnson Controls’ Active Load Management strategy coupled with distributed energy storage has the potential to reduce a facility’s annual electric spend up to 35 percent, the company said.

“Johnson Controls has been a longtime partner with the Merchandise Mart and its expertise in making buildings safe and comfortable is the reason we know their energy storage system will help our building become even more efficient,” said Mark Bettin, vice president of Engineering and Sustainability for the Merchandise Mart.

“The Merchandise Mart is a thought leader when it comes to energy management and we look forward to working with other facility owners who want to improve efficiency and unlock greater value to both the facilities and the overall reliability of the electric grid,” said John Schaaf, vice president, Distributed Energy Storage, Johnson Controls.

“Our distributed energy storage solutions leverage our broad capabilities in battery and building technology and offer customers an effective way to lower their utility and operating costs,” Schaaf added.

Rajani Baburajan

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