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Take a look at this inspiring documentary
Johnson Controls is a sponsor of filmmaker Jeff Barrie’s award-winning documentary, Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America. The film educates and empowers individuals to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels by making energy-efficient and sustainable choices.
The film explores in detail the source of the nation’s electricity and the problems caused by energy production, including mountaintop removal, childhood asthma and global warming. Profiled are individuals, businesses, organizations and communities that are particularly energy conscious, using conservation, efficiency and renewable, green power—all while saving money and the environment.
In that sense, the film is every bit as pragmatic as it is inspiring. Kilowatt Ours not only showcases the environmental impact of positive energy steps, but it also illustrates that those efforts can make economic sense, saving communities and individuals money.
Kilowatt Ours has won several awards, including Best Documentary Feature- South Dakota Film Festival 2007 and Best Environmental Film-Southern Appalachia International Film Festival 2007.
The film’s other sponsors include Turner Foundation, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, The Sierra Club Foundation, Mother Earth News, Utne Reader, Stonyfield Farm and Renewable Choice Energy.
The film was broadcast on more than 70 public television stations. You can watch it online at www.kilowattours.org.
Part of Its Mission
Johnson Controls’ other activities reflect many of the themes expressed in the film. Johnson Controls helps facility designers, contractors, owners and managers improve building efficiency by providing energy-efficient equipment and control systems, energy-efficient retrofits and renewable energy projects, and a broad range of technical and advisory services.
The company’s sustainability activities are designed to incorporate the “triple bottom line” of environmental, social and economic performance. That philosophy reflects the company’s commitment to products and services that are as beneficial to the planet as they are to the economy.