Press Release - June 2001
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contemporary Named Business Friend of the Environment

MILWAUKEE - (May 30, 2001) - Johnson Controls has been honored as a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment for 2001. The company was recognized in the Environmental Stewardship category. Johnson Controls was cited for building the Brengel Technology Center, one of the nation's first buildings to receive a Green Building designation under a new comprehensive environmental certification system.

Milwaukee's Cyberschool Hailed as Innovative Learning Opportunity

Milwaukee -  The Central City Cyberschool of Milwaukee celebrated a milestone in educational advancement. The theme of the event was "Educate To Elevate: Transforming Learning...Building Community." 

Central City Cyberschool is a high-tech learning environment focused on student achievement. The new facility opened to students in September 2000 and is capable of accommodating up to 400 students. Current enrollment is 380. Every student makes daily use of a laptop computer, connected to a wireless data network. The technology enhances teachers' ability to measure student participation and achievement at all stages of the learning process, providing instant feedback. This technology-based approach takes full advantage of resources available electronically, especially those via the Internet. 

Johnson Controls, headquartered in Milwaukee, helped Cyberschool obtain nearly $3.9 million in funding, which was used to install the building's heating, air conditioning, fire, security and lighting controls. Johnson Controls also installed the data network that allowed for wireless communications from students' laptop computers within any of the school's classrooms. Johnson Controls continues to service and maintain the building systems and will do so for the next 15 years under a performance contract.

Johnson Controls Executive Equilla Wainwright Named to Distinguished Black Women of 2001 List

Milwaukee - Equilla Wainwright, director of diversity at Johnson Controls, has been named one of the Distinguished Black Women of 2001 by Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA).  The BISA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing and promoting alternative strategies for the educational and career development of black women

Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of seating and interior systems and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services, energy management and integrated facility management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2000 totaled $17.2 billion. Visit

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