The Academy

About The Sponsors

jci Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions.

The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid-electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise.

Johnson Controls has 140,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company has its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

K12 specific:
Better surroundings mean better educational opportunities. A comfortable, healthy, safe environment has been shown to enhance student performance, and help attract and retain the best teachers. Johnson Controls has the expertise and technology to improve the learning environment and support your teaching and staff requirements. And we can help optimize maintenance staff productivity and facility operations. As a result, you can better position your schools to succeed in an increasingly competitive K-12 marketplace. Whether you’re updating older buildings, or building from the ground up, Johnson Controls can provide quality learning environment solutions that are right for you.

nef nef site National Energy Foundation (NEF) is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, and courses. These resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, technology, conservation, and the environment. All of NEF's educational resources and services are designed to enrich and enhance instruction. They recognize the importance and contribution of natural resources to our economy, national security, the environment, and our quality of life.

NEF is devoted to the implementation of a variety of innovative teacher training and student programs. The NEF Academy offers several independent study courses, with university graduate credit available, to K - 12 school teachers. The Foundation, supported by the education community, businesses, associations, and government agencies, has more than two decades of expertise in establishing and promoting educational partnerships. NEF invites you to participate in strengthening these fundamental subjects that are vitally important to the future of our nation.