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Johnson Controls Awarded DOE Grant to Accelerate U.S. Heat Pump Manufacturing

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~ Johnson Controls, a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has been awarded a $33 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains to expand three U.S.-based manufacturing sites for electric heat pumps. The expansion is expected to increase production by 200%, producing approximately 200,000 electric heat pumps per year.

Katie McGinty, Vice President and Chief Sustainability and External Relations Officer at Johnson Controls, expressed her excitement for the project: "We are thrilled to participate in this program and help drive the enormous impact it will have on energy security, reliability and affordability while achieving unprecedented progress in slashing carbon. We also are excited to create 1,000 new family sustaining jobs – a great boost for the communities we call home."

The grant is part of the first award from DOE's authorization by the Biden Administration to utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase domestic production of five key clean energy technologies, including heat pumps. The Johnson Controls' project expands production of its York product line at its plants in San Antonio, Texas, Wichita, Kansas, and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Within these communities, Johnson Controls is partnering with local unions, economic development groups and community colleges to expand internship, apprenticeship and long-term full time job opportunities.

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Upon completion of the project it is estimated that 1.63 million metric tons of CO² emissions from residential heating will be saved annually as well as 25 million metric tons from commercial and industrial heating per year – equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from more than 5.5 million gasoline-powered vehicles driven for one year. The investment also will highlight the versatility of heat pump applications which have historically been concentrated in the residential sector in North America.

McGinty added: "As we move toward achieving nation-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions it is critical that our commercial institutional and industrial sectors have the technologies necessary for effective decarbonization." She went on to explain that some of their heat pumps will help homeowners cut their energy bills while others can play a major role in commercial industries such as large scale institutions where deployments can cut emissions by more than 70% and costs by more than 60%.

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Johnson Controls' customers have seen incredible results with their heat pump technology not just in terms of carbon emissions but also reducing water use as they use electricity efficiently rather than burning fuel which makes them a critical tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting costs. Additionally Johnson Controls' ongoing workforce development programs across the country are helping inspire tomorrow's talent for these high-demand careers like electric heat pump production installation and servicing including their largest philanthropic initiative -the Community College Partnership Program which is investing $15 million in 30 colleges across the United States to graduate students from historically underrepresented groups into sustainable building practices careers.
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