The Institute for Building Efficiency is a new initiative of Johnson Controls providing information and analysis of technologies, policies, and practices for efficient, high performance buildings and smart energy systems around the world. The IBE leverages the company’s 125 years of global experience providing energy efficient solutions for buildings to support and complement the efforts of non-profit organizations and industry associations. The IBE focuses on practical solutions that are innovative, cost-effective and scalable.
Major programs of the Institute for Building Efficiency include:
Marketplace Research – The IBE will analyze, explore and elevate issues and barriers regarding commercial building energy efficiency around the world. Its research will include market surveys of emerging issues and trends, and the IBE will provide analysis of survey outcomes to educate public and private decision-makers seeking new approaches to building efficiency. The IBE's signature project is the Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator analysis based on an annual survey of energy managers and executives’ priorities and activities around building energy management in 10 countries.
Network of Experts – The IBE will engage a network of advisors and contributors from leading non-government organizations (NGOs), businesses and institutions around the world to collaborate on the research and policy analysis conducted by the IBE.
Virtual Resource Center – The IBE provides online resources to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions to reduce energy and water use, decrease operating costs, and limit greenhouse gas emissions.
The Institute for Building Efficiency will focus on six areas: Existing Building Retrofits, Green Buildings, Smart Grid and Smart Buildings, Renewable and Distributed Energy, Clean Energy Finance, and Energy & Climate Policy.