Published on Jul 19, 2017. Heating and cooling account for roughly 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most families. In the commercial building sector, the cost is approximately 40%. Johnson Controls, one of the leading providers of HVAC, Fire and Security systems in the world, is changing how spaces are viewed and controlled. As the inventors of the first thermostat, Johnson Controls has innovated once again with GLAS. Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services, and Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.
ControlTrends interview with Dimitri Papadopoulos of Johnson Controls, who tells us all about Johnson Controls’ new Niagara Analytics and the Johnson Controls new technology on display at the 2017 AHR Expo. Johnson Controls featured their FX Supervisory Controllers, which are web-based supervisory-class controllers in the Facility Explorer product family. FX Supervisory Controllers manage networks of field controllers using open communication protocols, such as such as BACnet®, LONWORKS®, and N2 protocols. FX Supervisory Controllers support a full set of building automation features, such as scheduling, alarming, histories, data sharing, energy management, totalization, and customized control routines, which are specifically designed for commercial facilities.
Johnson Controls has been named #16 on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2017! Each year, all 1,000 companies in the Russell 1000 Index are ranked on 260 data points across seven categories – environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. Johnson Controls is honored to make the top 25 for 11 years running. Learn more about this recognition and get the full list: http://on.jci.com/2pKVebB
About Corporate Responsibility Magazine: Our 18th annual ranking of responsible organizations 100 Best based on seven categories and 260 data points is revealed.Being a good corporate citizen is a goal of most leading organizations, but actually achieving this can be a challenge in today’s business climate. There are many working pieces of a responsible operation—risk management, diversity and inclusion, and the supply chain for example—that make efficient and effective operations quite onerous. So when a company succeeds at being transparent, responsible, and accountable—with all aspects backed up by data—they end up earning a coveted spot on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. See more at: http://www.thecro.com/100-best/the-100-best-corporate-citizen/#sthash.xD6atJA7.dpuf
Watch all the excitement as Johnson Controls wins the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Control System of the Year Award.
One of the truly great highlights of the 2016 ControlTrends Awards, was Jenny Stentz and Gina Elliott presenting the newest ControlTrends Awards category, the Woman of the Year. Twelve of the most distinguished and successful women in the HVAC and Building Automation industries were recognized for their outstanding career achievements: Sarah Monteleone, Connect Air; Renee Joseph, Johnson Controls; Lisa Hickey, Belimo; Angie Jarvis, ProLon; Jenny Graves, Tridium; Amy Doran, Alerton; Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric; Laura Kevitt, Vykon; Monica Ferraro, Distech; Ruth Hershey, Siemens; Lindsay Baker , Comfy; and Therese Sullivan, buildingcontext.me.
From this amazing group of women, special congratulations to the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Woman of the Year Co-winners: Renee Joseph, Johnson Controls and Jenny Graves, Tridium!
Renee Joseph, Vice President at Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Industrial Automation. Distinguished career introducing strategies to drive profitable and sustainable growth within competitive markets — P & L responsibility for developing and growing profitable global businesses. Recognized for leading top performing teams — Skilled in recruiting, developing and leading top performing engineering, business development, marketing, sales and operations teams.
Jenny Graves, Vice President of Marketing Communications, Tridium/Honeywell. Leads global multi-channel communications and brand strategy for international Fortune 100 company in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Heads dynamic corporate communications team working with business leaders across all functional areas to ensure strategic communication and creative goals are delivered. Develops on-going public relations strategy, serves as business unit spokesperson, and manages on-going media relationships. Drives development of brand strategy, positioning and corporate identity.
In 1885, long before anyone talks about carbon footprints or climate change, Warren Johnson launches a company to explore new ways to harness and conserve precious energy resources. In doing so, he also launches a tradition of customer-focused innovation — a tradition that has inspired thousands of employees for more than 130 years and that continues to drive the success of Johnson Controls. Even before he founds the firm now known as Johnson Controls, Warren Johnson is the quintessential inventor. His pneumatic tower clocks, electric storage batteries, wireless telegraph business and steam-powered luxury cars and postal service trucks anticipate– and shape–the future. Johnson Controls: Our culture of innovation and continuous improvement drives us to solve today’s challenges while constantly asking ‘what’s next.’
Monitor performance from anywhere. With buildings consuming 47 percent of global energy and about half of that coming from chillers, keeping on top of chiller performance is critical, not just for efficiency, but for occupant comfort and productivity. New technologies that form the Internet of Things (IoT) are making it easier than ever to stay on top of chiller maintenance – with data available anywhere, remote monitoring and diagnostics allow service technicians to proactively tackle potential issues, making preventative care and maintenance scheduling easier than ever.
The patented active energy control Generation 2 Variable Speed Drives from Johnson Controls provides energy savings, quick easier connections, and a fast payback. These globally compliant, innovative and intuitive VSD’s allow seamless integration and can be used with Facility Explorer and other Building Automation Systems.
At Johnson Controls, we’ve engineered our VSD Series II Open Drives to deliver outstanding HVAC control solutions at an exceptional value. Our patented Active Energy Control software extends beyond the drive to maximize motor efficiency at any speed. These are more than just drives – our Series II Open Drives feature an ultra-efficient DC capacitor and a power structure that allows the drives to consume less energy, lowering greenhouse gases and saving you money. Both NEMA Type 1 and NEMA Type 12 are available.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
* Active Energy control algorithm
* Graphic display and keypad
* On board communications (RS485:ModBus, BacNet, N2 Ethernet: BacNet IP, ModBus TCP)
* On board I/O (6DI, 3RO, 2AI, 1AO)
* HAND/OFF/AUTO and DRIVE/BYPASS selector on keypad (w/optional
* Manual Forced Bypass Switch and/or indicator lights)
* 5% DC link choke
* Thin metal film bus capacitors
* Programmable Automatic Restart
* Industry leading energy efficient solution
* Easy menu navigation / Multi-monitoring capability
* Supports multiple protocols for communication with Building Automation System
* Simplified stand-alone bypass or control via network communication
* Fully rated, mechanically interlocked contacts
* Meets EMC Class C2 requirements
* Extended Shelf Life
* Choose to disable, automatically restart, or transfer to bypass based on VSD fault
Johnson Controls will showcase several innovative new technologies at the 2017 AHR Expo, January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas (booth numbers C2929, C3124 and C3329). The technologies include Verasys™, YORK® YVFA chiller, YORK EcoAdvance, BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System and VRF Smart Gateway. These technologies are designed to advance energy efficiency and increase building intelligence:
Verasys™ is the first plug-and-play experience that integrates heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment and controls. This one-source procurement system provides a simple user experience with configurable controllers that seamlessly connect to all mechanical and electrical equipment, controls and sensors, without requiring programming tools. The result is unprecedented real-time, remote access to critical information to ensure energy efficiency and lower operating costs throughout a building’s lifecycle. Verasys empowers contractors to offer a complete package/bundled solution of smart equipment, controls and mobile user experience.
The YORK YVFA free-cooling air-cooled screw chiller is a finalist in the Cooling category of the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. Available in nominal sizes 150- 450 yielding more than 600TR (2110kW), the YVFA provides the industry with the first AHRI-certified, integrated variable-speed drive (VSD) screw chiller with free cooling. The chiller’s advanced technologies include VSD compressors that ensure efficient operation across all cooling-load and ambient temperature conditions. Its integrated highefficiency, air-to-air liquid free-cooling coils reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical cooling when ambient conditions allow, and intelligent controls optimize energy use year-round, constantly evaluating conditions and controlling bypass valves to reduce pump energy when free cooling is not available.
YORK EcoAdvance™ is the first HVAC industry technology that captures and removes molecular contaminants from indoor air and manages the flow of outside air into a building. Integrated controls manage the flow of outside air into a building, which substantially reduces HVAC peak loads by more than 40 percent and achieves an average 20 percent in annual energy cost savings. As a result, the technology substantially reduces heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) loads and energy costs. The YORK EcoAdvance won the prestigious 2016 R&D 100 Award, an international competition that recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced over the past year.
The Johnson Controls BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System is a new industry-leading solution that reduces water consumption in traditional cooling tower systems by 25 to 80 percent compared to all-evaporative heat rejection systems. BlueStream features an innovative thermosyphon cooler, a unique solution that addresses water and energy challenges. In addition to reducing water consumption, BlueStream maintains peak process output and energy efficiency on the hottest summer days, helping customers achieve a balance between air-cooled and water-cooled heat rejection systems, while reducing water use and operating costs.
An industry first, the Johnson Controls VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) Smart Gateway provides unprecedented control for network management centers. Offering fast, simple integration into the Metasys® building management system, the small yet powerful gateway brings data for all YORK VRF components into a building management system for comprehensive control of the entire system. Data is available in any format and on- demand from any connected device. The VRF Smart Gateway works over Ethernet to discover all data points from YORK VRF indoor and outdoor units. In addition to the new technologies being launched at AHR Expo, Johnson Controls will feature a presentation theater, where subject matter experts will present on a variety of industry-related topics. For more information, visit booth numbers C2929, C3124 and C3329 or the Johnson Controls website at www.johnsoncontrols.com.
About Johnson Controls: Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions: Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Technologies & Solutions’ breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.
ControlTrends is delighted to bring you our 200th episode of ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending October 9th, 2016, while covering DAY 2 of the Johnson Controls’ CBC16! Providence would have us at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland, which was an ideal venue — full of special people to help us celebrate our momentous occasion. Special thanks to Roger Rebennack, Jenny Stentz, Chris Eichmann, Rick Van Buren, Russ Carfagna, John Donahue, Dave Gottfried, Jeff Hurwitz, Joe Chandler, Jim Hayman, Pete Walsh, Paul Burke, and the too numerous to name well-wishers and supporters of ControlTrends, that helped make this milestone happen!
CBC16, DAY 2: Full of immense energy and insight, Johnson’s CBC16, DAY 2, kicked into high gear with Chris Eichmann’s hearty welcome, followed by Jenny Stentz, who told the 700 plus audience the revitalized and compelling Johnson Controls’ story, a story that creates value with partnership; is proactive, and predictable; and one with assigned account managers that will be the new key to success, because they are incentivized as a team — to share insights and best practices for results. Johnson Controls has intentionally organized this approach to deliver new solutions. Read more about DAY 2 and the rest of ControlTalk NOW below!
Keynote Address by Clay Nesler. Smart, Green and Resilient – Market Trends in Sustainable Buildings: The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey of 1,248 energy and facility management executives provides insight into current and planned investments, key drivers and organizational barriers for improving energy efficiency across their facilities. The presentation continues with a near-future vision for a day in the life of a smart, green building and closes with a discussion of potential implications for the HVAC distribution and contracting community. Clay ended with reference to famed fiction writer, William Ginson’s view of the future: “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.”
Second Keynote Address was by Dr. Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics. A prodigious economics expert and author, Alan engaged the audience with economic analysis punctuated with humor as he discussed the serious economic forecast for North America and discussed ways to recognize trends and economic indicators well enough to understand how they are likely to impact your business.
The amazing DAY 2 was rounded out with afternoon Product Breakout Sessions, Cocktails and Dinner, followed by Live Entertainment. Stay tuned for ControlTrends’ Night Lights coverage of the CBC16 evening activities!
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Marc Petock Warns Cyber Incidents are Disruptive and Potentially Catastrophic! Lynxspring’s Cyber Security expert, Marc Petock reminds us that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cyber security. From Marc Petock: “We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches all aspects of our business and personal life. From a business perspective, the negative consequences that cyber incidents can cause are disruptive and potentially catastrophic. The value of taking additional measures and procedures to increase the cyber security posture of your systems, far outweigh the risk of not making them secure.”
Belimo Innovation Contest — Internal Leakage in Zone Valves Causes Loss of Energy and Money. Let’s Fix This! Internal leakage in zone valves causes loss of energy and money! Zone valves are used for room temperature control for heating or cooling. Leaky zone valves lead to significant energy losses. Help Belimo find a simple method for detecting and measuring internal leakage in zone valves. Fixing the leakage problem will improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. The sought-after solution shall be user-friendly, non-invasive, portable and applicable to an operating heating or cooling system in a building.
DOE’s Better Buildings — September’s Top-10 Solutions. Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.
HVAC Control Valve Training with Tim Chamblee. Sit in on this valve trying class taught by Tim Chamblee at Stromquist & Company. Tim is a master trainer and in this class he breaks down different HVAC control valve and actuator types and gives you information that will help you select.install and troubleshoot HVAC valves and actuators.