November 11th, 2010
From Green Right Now Reports
Who are you going to call when it’s time to tackle one of the biggest air conditioning projects ever? If you are in charge of cooling the Holy Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls is your choice.
“The signing of this contract…is the culmination of a long journey to win this unique and prestigious order — and also one of the largest single HVAC equipment orders in the history of Johnson Controls,” said Stephen Roell, the company’s chairman and chief executive. “We are particularly pleased that these products, which are specifically tailored to meet the expansion requirements of the Holy Mosque, will contribute to a more efficient and sustainable environment that supports the comfort of the millions of people who visit this site annually.”
Built in the seventh century, the Mosque surrounds the sacred site toward which Muslims turn and pray each day and is a pilgrimage destination that can host more than a million worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan.