Johnson Controls, Pfizer team on platinum-certified pharmaceutical factory
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Johnson Controls, a leader in efficient energy solutions and Pfizer recently partnered to help Pfizer build its first LEED platinum pharmaceutical factory.
The achievement comes on the heels of an expansion project at Pfizer's factory in Dalian, China, according to a release.
Johnson Controls provided lifecycle green-building certification consulting services, alongside building controls systems and other related products to help Pfizer meet energy efficiency challenges in the pharmaceutical industry. As a result, a significant improvement in energy efficiency was recorded, including savings in water (45 percent), energy (35 percent) and cost (28 percent), according to the standards of ASHRAE90.1-2007.
Established in 1989, the factory in Dalian is Pfizer's first production base in China. The expansion project, an aseptic workshop for cephalosporin products, is a key step in Pfizer's efforts to expand investment and capabilities in China, officials said. Covering an area of about 13,000 square meters, the expanded area was constructed in 2014 and completed in April 2017.
Johnson Controls was involved throughout the full design and construction process of the area. This included providing lifecycle LEED certification consulting services to deliver outstanding energy efficiency and sustainability.
The building is installed with Johnson Controls' Metasys Building Automation System (BAS), which has substantially improved the facility's overall operating efficiency. It also uses Johnson Controls' SPEED smart energy management platform, enabling real-time calculations of factory energy consumption for energy usage optimization through images, texts, and videos. To maximize energy savings, the building collects wastewater and rainwater for watering the lawn and grounds, combined with high-efficiency equipment, and LED and automated solar lighting systems.
As a result of the significant improvement in energy efficiency achieved by this project, Johnson Controls was awarded the 2017 Best Supplier by Pfizer.