WRI, Johnson Controls offer energy efficient pathway for citiesEc0 Business, October 24, 2014
Non-profit policy research organisation World Resources Institute (WRI) and building energy systems firm Johnson Controls recently launched a new initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency in rapidly growing cities around the world.
The Building Efficiency Initiative (BEI), which combines the United States-based firm’s expertise in providing building efficiency solutions and WRI’s on-the-ground experience in building liveable cities, will provide practical resources to city planners and industry partners on how to accelerate their energy efficiency programmes, both organisations said.
Through the initiative, WRI and Johnson Controls will conduct research, facilitate discussion among experts, and engage with local practitioners in WRI’s global partner cities. “Specifically, the Initiative will engage public and private sector innovators to develop, test, and scale energy efficiency solutions like new finance models, and promote better approaches for integrating distributed energy systems at the building and community level,” Jennifer Layke, BEI’s director noted in a blog.