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Johnson Controls To Address Top Industry Challenges, Including Decarbonization And Healthy Buildings

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company in smart, healthy, and sustainable building solutions, will address the worldwide HVAC industry’s top challenges, with an array of new products and solutions, at the AHR Expo 2022, at Booth C1336, from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

AI And Digital Technologies

The Johnson Controls exhibit will focus on the importance of connectivity and innovation, in order to solve modern 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 COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, technology is more critical than ever,” said Jeff Williams, President of Global Products at Johnson Controls, adding “We must rethink how buildings operate, and Johnson Controls has the technology today to help its customers navigate this global effort.

AHR Expo 2022

To achieve global decarbonization, it’s critical to improve building energy efficiency

Jeff Williams adds, “The AHR Expo 2022 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 U.S. emissions. To achieve global decarbonization, it’s critical to improve building energy efficiency, deploy more environmentally sustainable products and electrify building end uses like heating.

Johnson Controls 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.

Johnson Controls Choice Rooftop Unit

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, will be featured at AHR, 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.

The latest in Johnson Controls building automation and controls technology is designed to digitally transform environments in support of occupant health, safety and comfort. They include:

  • 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 preprogrammed 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, such as touchscreen monitors and Venturi air valves, and manage room pressurization, air changes, temperature and relative humidity.

OpenBlue Digital Solutions

Cutting-edge OpenBlue digital solutions harness data collected from the building automation and controls solutions, delivering valuable, actionable insights. They include:

  • OpenBlue Enterprise Manager proactively analyzes building data across an enterprise and leverages industry-first AI to optimize 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 set points in real-time, in order to minimize energy costs.

  • Smart Connected Chillers enables remote monitoring and digital-enabled service, from anywhere, to predict when a chiller needs service, increasing uptime, and reliability.

YORK YVAA Variable-Speed Drive Screw Chiller

Johnson Controls will unveil an evolutionary development of the YORK YVAA Variable-Speed Drive Screw Chiller

Johnson Controls will unveil an evolutionary development of the award-winning YORK YVAA Variable-Speed Drive Screw Chiller. This proven performer has been redefined to meet the sustainability needs of today and the foreseeable future.

Implementation of advanced technologies results in higher operating efficiencies, optimization of part-load performance, greater flexibility, and improved reliability, all in a smaller footprint.

YORK Mission Critical Horizontal Computer Room Air Handler

The YORK Mission Critical Horizontal Computer Room Air Handler (YORK MCH CRAH) was designed through close collaboration with data center stakeholders, to meet the unique cooling requirements of these incredibly demanding facilities, while engineered for the high-performance needs of each application.

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 mold, and 99% of viruses from the unit interior.

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