Johnson Controls reaction – The unintended benefits of a UK carbon-zero economy


Mark Bouldin, Clean Air Expert, Johnson Controls UK&I

“With COP26 round the corner, now is our chance to work collectively and set the standard for others to follow.

“Thankfully, technologies already exist that can help us get to grips with many of the issues at hand. 40% of the world’s carbon is generated by buildings so we must look to innovation to put us solidly on the pathway to Net Zero. Smart technologies are no longer a gimmick or a flash in the pan initiative and must instead be recognised as a significant vehicle to make a positive impact and advance our sustainability efforts.

“But what governments and businesses don’t realise is that improving energy efficiency has more than just a good effect on the planet. Research has found that, in buildings with clean air technology, productivity can increase by 11%, with cognitive scores increasing by 101%. That’s a business gain that can only be achieved by exceeding current regulations. “When it comes to tackling climate change, we don’t have the luxury of time. Technology is the place to start, sooner rather than later.”


Latest Issue

BDC 309 : Oct 2023