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Johnson Controls signs $14m building operations and maintenance deal with City Center Doha

Qatar: Tuesday, January 03 - 2012 @ 17:00

The two-year contract, valued at $14m, includes Johnson Controls’ bundled facilities management and operational efficiency services that reduce facility operating costs, ensure rapid return on investment and increase the value and competitiveness of the center.

City Center Doha, owned by Aamal Company Q.S.C., is considered the largest mall in Qatar with 300,000 square meters of space spread over five floors. The mall is home to famous international, regional and local retail brands and attracts 45,000 average daily visitors – up to 70,000 during public holidays.

“As part of this total management project, we will be integrating information from different building management and camera systems to effectively communicate together,” Anil Yamaner, Leed AP branch manager, Johnson Controls Qatar.

“We see this type of interoperability and open standards as key to the future of building efficiency and management.”

Johnson Controls will implement performance-optimization measures for existing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and additional measures such as efficient lighting and water and resource conservation. As part of the energy performance contract, Johnson Controls has guaranteed an 11% annual reduction in utility costs. Those savings will be used to pay for the improvements without any initial capital required by the center.

In addition to energy efficiency and resource conservation measures, Johnson Controls will provide comprehensive technical maintenance, cleaning and security services. Johnson Controls also went beyond the scope of the project by conducting free safety audits for the car park and installing efficient anti-glare LED lighting and clear signage helping to provide a safer experience for visitors.

Johnson Controls has worked extensively in the region, integrating and installing a sophisticated security management system at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai United Arab Emirates. Other high profile energy efficient projects in the region include – The Holy Mosque Expansion in Makkah the Princess Noura bint Abdulraham University for Women in Riyadh, and both the Kingdom Tower and Jebel Al Qala, all in Saudi Arabia; the Bahrain Bay Project in Bahrain; and the Pearl Development in Qatar.

Johnson Controls has been involved in energy-saving, performance-based contracting since 1983 and has implemented more than 2,500 performance contracts with total active guarantees of more than $19bn. These projects have saved almost 16 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions or the equivalent of planting more than 3 million acres of pine forest.

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