Shanghai Electric announced the “Carbon & Digital” Joint Laboratory Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Johnson Controls Inc. at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2023. (Johnson Controls), a move that will strengthen the pair’s synergy as they seek to drive innovation for urban sustainability. The partnership, with a focus on accelerating the development of zero-carbon factories and industrial parks, will see the two companies establish a green and low-carbon supply chain system in a bid to enable the energy sector to improve efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint reduce.
“The establishment of the joint laboratory will further deepen the cooperation between Shanghai Electric and Johnson Controls in the field of green, low-carbon and sustainable development of cities. It will enable us to leverage our complementary strengths to facilitate the coordinated development of energy resources and loads and leverage the seamless integration of digital and intelligent solutions to explore collaboration opportunities in various scenarios, including cities, industrial parks, streets and buildings. Together, our goal is to create integrated solutions and intelligent service platforms that combine multiple energy sources, such as electricity, cold, heat and gas, jointly promoting a green and low-carbon transformation.” said Liu Ping, president of Shanghai Electric.
Industrial parks are characterized by high energy consumption and a high CO2 footprint. They are responsible for approximately 69% of total energy consumption and 31% of carbon emissions in China and are the main sources of carbon emissions in urban areas, which are expected to rise alongside socio-economic growth. Despite their strong carbon impact, these manufacturing centers act as a crucial economic engine, with more than 20,000 across the country contributing to more than 30% of economic expansion.
In a joint effort to address the environmental challenges associated with energy-rich industrial sectors, Shanghai Electric and Johnson Controls have joined forces to devise innovative solutions designed to reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing facilities while improve their energy efficiency. The two companies together have the Standard for Implementation Path Planning and Evaluation Guidelines for Zero Carbon Industrial Parkscreating a robust framework that facilitates China’s ongoing mission to decarbonize its industrial zones.
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Unveiled at the 2023 China International Industry Fairthe standard includes guidelines for “one digital platform” as a management foundation for carbon-neutral parks, “nine technological pathways” in key areas, as well as the strategy to adopt a “source-grid-load-storage” integrated energy supply system, which helps industrial parks to maximize emissions reduction at the lowest cost.
The roots of the business alliance between Shanghai Electric and Johnson Controls date back to 2015 for joint efforts in carbon-free technology and green development. The pair will continue their shared mission of promoting environmentally conscious, low-carbon development, deepening their collaboration as they jointly explore intelligent technology for industrial parks and buildings, the development of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly products and next-generation energy storage. Products.