Press Release
August 12, 2021

Johnson Controls and Apollo Infrastructure join forces to pursue innovative sustainability and energy efficiency services for commercial buildings

- Turnkey performance-based infrastructure services provide decarbonization and energy efficiency solutions while optimizing building performance, leveraging a subscription-based model
- Johnson Controls OpenBlue smart buildings technology and Apollo's financing experience and fund capital provide new customer outcomes to deliver on sustainability commitments
CORK, Ireland and NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO), a leading global alternative asset manager, today announced a strategic partnership providing sustainability and energy efficiency services to help customers address decarbonization and operating cost goals for their buildings.

The new venture is intended to provide customers across the United States and Canada with performance-based energy efficiency and smart buildings services at no upfront costs and with predictable monthly fees.

The sustainability services will leverage Johnson Controls' decades of experience in energy efficiency performance contracting, along with its OpenBlue smart buildings technology and services, including the recently launched OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service. Apollo brings its infrastructure expertise and fund capital to offer customers flexible solutions to meet their energy savings and decarbonization objectives.

"Johnson Controls is a trusted global leader in sustainable buildings, and we're thrilled to combine their expertise and scaled suite of services with our fund capital and experience to bring customers fully financed, turnkey solutions to lower energy costs, improve energy reliability and reduce their carbon footprint," said Geoffrey Strong, Senior Partner and Co-Head of Infrastructure and Natural Resources at Apollo. "We see strong and enduring demand for greater energy efficiency and sustainability. This new venture will help companies find innovative, more affordable means to take on these critical infrastructure projects and aligns with Apollo's longstanding commitment to ESG."

"Meeting decarbonization, energy efficiency and sustainability goals while managing risk and reducing cost is a clear priority for our customers," said Johnson Controls Executive Vice President and CFO Olivier Leonetti. "This new venture with Apollo combines strategic capital with our cutting edge OpenBlue services to provide customers with guaranteed outcomes and risk management models to achieve emission reductions and sustainability commitments and contribute to healthier buildings, people, places and planet."

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About Johnson Controls:

At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering, OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world's largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Apollo

Apollo is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. We seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three business strategies: yield, hybrid and opportunistic. Through our investment activity across our fully integrated platform, we serve the retirement income and financial return needs of our clients, and we offer innovative capital solutions to businesses. Our patient, creative, knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes. As of June 30, 2021, Apollo had approximately $472 billion assets under management. To learn more, please visit

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