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Johnson Controls names Florida Solar Energy Center’s deputy director 2009 Building Efficiency Lifetime Leadership Award Winner
Johnson Controls Inc. a global provider of energy efficiency and sustainability solutions, has named Philip Fairey, deputy director of the Florida Solar Energy Center, the recipient of the second annual Building Efficiency Lifetime Leadership (BELL) award.

The BELL Award was created to recognize individuals who have devoted many years of their career to energy efficiency, sustainability or renewable energy. Fairey was chosen from a field of worthy nominees by a panel of industry experts. The award was presented on Thursday, November 12 at the Johnson Controls seventh annual Green Tie Affair, a customer appreciation event.

"Philip's ingenuity and ongoing energy efficiency achievements highlight his leadership within the industry," said Clay Nesler, vice president, global energy and sustainability for the building efficiency business of Johnson Controls. "His work has helped advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida, showcasing how states can use energy efficiency to reduce costs, protect the environment and create jobs."

Fairey's contributions to the energy sector include securing, completing and publishing results of more than 30 research projects; developing moisture transport control and radiant barrier technology; advanced cooling and dehumidification systems; and developing energy analysis software tools. Since 1980, he has published more than 100 articles, papers and books on a number of topics in the energy sector.

At the Florida Solar Energy Center, he develops and leads research and technology initiatives, including the EnergyGauge suite of building energy analysis software tools. Fairey holds several U.S. patents, is a member of two standards committees of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and is president of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), the nation's premier organization in the development of
home energy rating system standards.

BELL award winners are selected based on long-standing leadership in the categories of energy efficiency in buildings, energy policy, energy efficient product deployment, renewable energy, and leadership in energy efficiency communications. Nominations for the 2010 BELL awards are already being accepted. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Johnson Controls Web site.