Johnson Controls, the global front-runner for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announced an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston valued at CA$86 million, including taxes. Enabled through a collaboration with the Department of National Defence (DND), the project will combine infrastructure investments and a community awareness campaign to advance the base’s energy resiliency strategy.
Johnson Controls has assessed CFB Kingston’s energy systems and equipment and, based on its findings, will oversee infrastructure and energy efficiency improvements. The base-wide project is expected to reduce CFB Kingston’s GHG emissions by 33% while enhancing soldier welfare and occupant comfort.
Panel installation and digital technology
Replacing HVAC systems and removing CFC emitting refrigerants To support CFB Kingston in its energy resiliency mission, Johnson Controls will install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, distributed energy storage, and its innovative digital technology to optimize performance during Ontario’s peak electricity times. The project is expected to deliver up to CA$1.2 million in utility rebates and incentives.
Additional energy-efficient infrastructure improvements include:
- Controls optimization and recommissioning to enhance digitized energy-efficient building infrastructure,
- Converting base lighting to LED technology to improve lighting levels and energy efficiency
- Correcting water distribution leaks and improving digital water metering to reduce water wastage and help prevent future leaks, plus upgrading water fixtures to using water more efficiently
- Replacing HVAC systems and removing CFC emitting refrigerants
- Optimizing the central steam plant and upgrading central heating and distribution systems to reduce natural gas consumption
- Upgrading building envelope and window replacements to enable deep retrofits for long-term energy-efficient buildings.
Partnership for an innovative awareness program
Complementing its infrastructure improvements, Johnson Controls will partner with CFB Kingston to build an innovative awareness program to promote sustainability initiatives and calls to action at the base and in the surrounding Kingston community.
The program will raise awareness of CFB Kingston’s energy efficiency program and help educate base personnel about energy-saving best practices. Beyond CFB Kingston, the awareness program will work to provide educational tools and other resources about DND’s sustainability strategy to the community.