Pfizer’s pharmaceutical factory in Dalian, China, has attained LEED-NC Platinum sustainable design certification. The project, which involved a 140,000-sf expansion to accommodate an aseptic workshop for cephalosporin products, began construction in 2014 and reached completion in April of 2017. As the chosen strategic partner for the project, Johnson Controls was involved throughout the design and construction process and provided building controls systems and lifecycle green building certification consulting services. As a result, a significant improvement in energy efficiency was achieved, including a 45 percent water savings, a 35 percent energy savings, and a 28 percent cost savings.
The building is installed with Johnson Controls' Metasys® Building Automation System which has substantially improved the facility's overall operating efficiency. It also utilizes Johnson Controls' SPEED smart energy management platform, enabling real-time calculations of factory energy consumption to enable dynamic optimization through images, texts, and videos. The building, which features LED and automated solar lighting systems, also collects wastewater and rainwater for watering the lawn and grounds. Due to the success of this project, Johnson Controls was named the ‘2017 Best Supplier’ by Pfizer.