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Johnson Controls: New York Town Getting Energy-Saving Upgrades



Milwaukee, Wis. — The Village of East Rockaway, N.Y., has been upgrading 745 street light fixtures as part of an energy performance contract with Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls is replacing existing high-wattage high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights throughout the town with low-wattage LED fixtures. The new LED street lights enhance illumination along city streets and provide savings through increased energy efficiency, less maintenance, and longer rated life.

The lighting upgrades are the latest in a series of infrastructure improvements Johnson Controls is handling for the Village of East Rockaway under the provisions of the energy performance contract. Other improvements to the village’s seven municipal buildings include sealing roof and wall joints; installing door weather stripping and pipe and valve insulation; retrofitting lamps, ballasts and occupancy sensors for interior lighting; and installing energy-saving programmable thermostats.

“By partnering with Johnson Controls, the Village of East Rockaway is guaranteed to save more than $2 million over the 18-year term of the energy performance contract, the result of improvements we are making to our building envelope and infrastructure,” Mayor Bruno Romano said. “I am excited to report that all the projects included in the contract are funded without cost to our taxpayers by the energy savings they achieve — savings that are helping the village lay a firm foundation for the future and meet our sustainability goals.”

In addition to savings earned through the energy performance contract, the village will receive a $32,000 rebate award for energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls from PSEG Long Island.

The infrastructure improvements are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an amount equivalent to 700 barrels of oil consumption per year. Johnson Controls conducted the initial energy audit for work covered by the energy performance contract and is currently managing the various energy-saving projects. The company also has energy performance contracts with the nearby villages of Hempstead, Lynbrook, and Valley Stream, N.Y.

Johnson Controls helped establish energy performance contracting in 1983, and has implemented more than 3,000 energy performance contracts in North America alone. To learn more about this, visit

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Its 150,000 employees create solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. 

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