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Johnson Controls to address decarbonisation, healthy buildings at AHR Expo

Company says it will be showcasing connected, sustainable technologies

| | Jan 6, 2022 | 9:46 pm
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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, United States, 6 January 2022: Johnson Controls (JCI) said it will be addressing the worldwide HVAC industry’s top challenges with an array of new products and solutions at the 2022 AHR Expo (Booth C1336), from January 31 to February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Making the announcement through a Press release, JCI said its exhibits will focus on the importance of connectivity and innovation to solve today’s built-environment challenges, reinforcing its commitment to helping customers reach their energy efficiency and sustainability goals through the latest AI and digital technologies.

“As we face the twin crises of the pandemic and climate change, technology is more critical than ever,” said Jeff Williams, President of Global Products, Johnson Controls. “We must rethink how buildings operate, and Johnson Controls has the technology today to help its customers navigate this global effort. The 2022 AHR Expo brings together a collection of our latest and most advanced products that help create smarter, healthier and more sustainable spaces around the world.”

Buildings account for an estimated 40% of US emissions, JCI said, adding that to achieve global decarbonisation, it’s critical to improve building energy efficiency, deploy more environmentally sustainable products and electrify building end-uses, like heating. JCI said it is committed to driving continual advancements in HVAC technology that enable a more sustainable future while ensuring compliance with government regulations, including the Department of Energy (DOE) 2023 energy efficiency standards and the industry’s low-GWP refrigerant transition.

JCI said it will feature the new 15-ton Johnson Controls Choice Rooftop Unit with a heat pump feature and the YORK HMH7 17 SEER Horizontal Discharge Heat Pump, which are already DOE 2023 compliant, at the Expo, along with other high-efficiency systems and a broad portfolio of building products, technologies, software and services designed to support digital transformation, sustainability, healthy buildings and security.

According to JCI, its latest building automation and controls technology is designed to digitally transform environments in support of occupant health, safety and comfort…

  • New next-generation, IP-enabled equipment controllers as part of the Metasys and Facility Explorer Building Automation Systems provide highly resilient and flexible building networks.
  • The Metasys Pandemic Dashboard uses pre-programmed building sequences to achieve negative pressurization and help convert standard hospital patient rooms into isolation rooms.
  • New features in the TEC3000 Series Thermostat allow configuration of epidemic control ventilation mode and critical environment controls – like touchscreen monitors and Venturi air valves – and manage room pressurisation, air changes, temperature and relative humidity.

According to JCI, its OpenBlue digital solutions harness data collected from the building automation and controls solutions, delivering valuable, actionable insights…

  • OpenBlue Enterprise Manager analyses building data across an enterprise and leverages industry-first AI to optimise for sustainability, comfort and maintenance costs.
  • OpenBlue Companion provides a next generation, in-building experience for tenants and visitors, improving occupant engagement and productivity.
  • OpenBlue Central Utility Plant monitors thousands of variables from buildings’ connected equipment and external sources, such as weather forecasts and utility rates, and sends commands to turn equipment on and off, or adjust control setpoints in real time to minimise energy costs.
  • Smart Connected Chillersenable remote monitoring and digital-enabled service – from anywhere – to predict when a chiller needs service, increasing uptime and reliability.

JCI said it will unveil an evolutionary development of the YORK® YVAA Variable-Speed Drive Screw Chiller at the Expo. This chiller has been redefined to meet the sustainability needs of today and the foreseeable future, JCI said. Implementation of advanced technologies results in higher operating efficiencies, optimisation of part-load performance, greater flexibility and improved reliability – all in a smaller footprint, the company added.

Another exhibit will be the YORK® Mission Critical Horizontal Computer Room Air Handler (YORK MCH CRAH), which was designed through close collaboration with data centre stakeholders to meet the unique cooling requirements of these incredibly demanding facilities, while engineered for the high-performance needs of each application, JCI said.

JCI said the Johnson Controls Hitachi (Booth C1340) will showcase its legacy of innovation, including products and systems that serve commercial, light-commercial and residential customers. Among its highlights will be FrostWash, a new technology that eliminates 99% of bacteria, 95% of mould and 99% of virus from the unit interior.

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